A nor’easter is blowing up the US East Coast, and it could mean that a big storm is coming. 5,700 flights have been canceled, and 18 million people are under a blizzard warning.

The National Weather Services generated warnings over Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Pedestrians walk through wet snow in the Brooklyn borough of New York. snowstorm. Image Credit: AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File/WJLA

“This is a serious winter storm, it’s obviously going to be the biggest event we’ve had this season and people need to be prepared. They need to be safe,” said Larry Hogan, Governor of Maryland, according to The Washington Post.

New York City was under blizzard warning too, but it was suspended this Tuesday. High amounts of snow are possibly coming this week with strong winds too.

The governor of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, said that the snow emergency would start at 7 a.m. Tuesday in Boston, many schools will be closed until Wednesday if it’s necessary.

According to The Washington Post, More than 200 flights were canceled at Baltimore Washington International Airport, another 3,200 in Washington Dulles International Airport and Reagan National Airport. All over the country, there are more than 5,000 flights canceled because of the storm, named Stella.

“Everyone along the east coast is safe and listen to local officials as a major winter storm approaches,” tweeted President Donald Trump.

Authorities recommend staying home

In Pennsylvania, the Governor Tom Wolf said that the police officers and the National Guard members would be on the streets, working with 2,000 snow plows to keep people safe from the storm. According to Fox News, the forecasters expect a foot or more of snow in Pennsylvania.

According to The New York Times, schools in New York are closed this Tuesday. Also, the aboveground subway service is suspended since 4 a.m Tuesday. The underground service is working under the weekend schedule. Andrew Cuomo, New York Governor, said that “It’s a good day to stay home.”

Also, train services are limited on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Rail Road, so people are expecting to experience delays this Tuesday.

The winter in New York City seemed to be warm this year. Nevertheless, Stella would not make a great an impact as the Jonas blizzard in January 2016. Jonas Blizzard made a historical snow record in Central Park, nearing 70 centimeters of snow and causing 18 deaths in the East Coast.

Merkel and Trump’s meeting is suspended

In Washington, Stella has caused schools and stores to be closed this Tuesday. Also, the German chancellor, Angela Merkel has delayed her visit until Friday.

The meeting between Donald Trump and Angela Merkel was expected for this Tuesday, but the weather conditions are not right to allow Merkel to flight to the United States.

This meeting is one of the most conventional ones for the citizens of both countries, due to the divergence of positions of the leaders in many topics. For now, the world needs to wait until Friday to see this past meeting, if the weather allows it.

Source: Fox News