Officials warn of dangers facing residents during solar eclipse

Several states are set to be affected by a solar eclipse on April 8, with authorities warning of the potential dangers facing residents. The path of totality will begin in Mexico and extend across parts of the U.S., including Texas, New York, and Maine. Millions of sky-gazers are expected to witness the event, but officials are concerned about the potential for distracted driving, congested traffic, cell phone outages, large gatherings, and increased demand for essential items. Authorities in several states have taken measures to mitigate these risks, including issuing disaster declarations and developing emergency operation plans in collaboration with local and federal agencies. Residents are advised to monitor local news and alerts for the latest information and ensure they have sufficient supplies during the eclipse.

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