State of emergency declared in several US states.
The US and Canada covered the calls. an explosive cyclone that brought a lot of snow and a sharp drop in temperature: in many states and provinces, the air temperature dropped from 0 degrees Celsius to -10 degrees in just half an hour.
The situation is complicated by a blizzard with snow.
9 people have already died. They died from frostbite, as well as from an accident. More than a million homes will spend the next Christmas without electricity.
A state of emergency has been declared in 13 US states and National Guard units have been alerted.
Due to the snow storm, many flights were canceled and roads were closed. Flooding is expected in New York State due to ice jams on the rivers.
Sunny Florida is forecasting the coldest Christmas in three decades.
Forecasters are confident that dozens of records for the lowest air temperature in the history of observations in different parts of the New World will be set or broken in the coming days.