SUFFOLK COUNTY, Long Island — A woman who suffered cardiac arrest died during Thursday’s ferocious snow storm in Suffolk County, which was hardest hit by the so-called “bomb cyclone.”
Initially, authorities said two people died in snow-related cardiac incidents but later revised that figure to one.
The office of Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said three people suffered cardiac arrest during the storm. A woman died; a man was revived at the hospital; and a second man was successfully treated.
The storm buried parts of Suffolk County beneath 16 or more inches of snow.
The “bomb cyclone,” named for its powerful, hurricane-like strength, made its way up the East Coast Thursday.
The relentless cold has been linked to more than a dozen deaths, including a father in Ohio who was found frozen to death on his porch.
Snow left the area late Thursday, but even colder arctic air has moved in.
Freezing temperatures, with wind chills as low as -15, will pose a danger through the weekend.
Below, officials discuss the deaths: