At least 20 cities in the country recorded their lowest historical temperatures on Tuesday, when 73% of the country’s entire surface was covered with snow
A storm of name that is reaching all of Arkansas and parts of Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas caused the death of at least 26 people in the U.S. Among those victims are 15 people who died in car accidents related to poor track conditions, three who were killed during a tornado, three who inhaled carbon monoxide emitted by heaters and a man who slipped on ice and hit his head. The National Weather Forecast Center says that 20 cities in the country recorded their lowest historical temperatures on Tuesday, 16, with new records expected for this week. In addition, about 3.8 million homes and offices across the United States are without electricity, according to the US Power Outage website, which surveys the country’s energy supply.
The cold wave, however, affects the whole country. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration pointed out that more than 73% of the entire surface of the United States was covered with snow on Tuesday, 16. Only the states of South Carolina, Florida and Georgia and South Carolina were free from ice. . According to the study, which is based on satellite measurements, this is the largest snow-covered area since 2003. The American press points out that weather conditions are already hurting and causing delays in the supply of vaccines against Covid-19.