Abnormal winter storms in the US left hundreds of thousands without electricity

Source: Global Look Press / Nicolaus Czarnecki / ZUMAPRESS.com
Source: Global Look Press / Nicolaus Czarnecki / ZUMAPRESS.com

New York, 23 February. Winter storms have spread across almost the entire US, bringing heavy snowfalls, freezing rain and gusty winds. As a result of bad weather, hundreds of thousands of people were left without electricity and over 1,300 flights were canceled.

The US National Weather Service said more than 46 centimeters of snow could fall in some regions, and wind speeds could exceed 80 kilometers per hour.

Videos and photos on social media show cars getting stuck on the roads en masse, and the streets and walkways covered in snow.

In the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and New York, strong winds and freezing rain left about 900,000 homes without power. In Michigan, a firefighter was killed in an incident with a broken power line. In many localities, classes were canceled in educational institutions.

A winter storm has also hit California. In the mountainous regions of the state, the density of snow cover was up to 2.4 meters.

In early February, the states of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas also experienced an abnormal winter storm. Ten people became victims of bad weather in the southern regions of the United States.

More than 337,000 Texas residents were then left without electricity. State officials said the power outages were caused by falling trees and downed power lines.


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