UNITED STATES – An Arctic winter storm continues to ravage the United States, with temperatures below zero in much of the country, reports ANSA news agency.

At least 28 people have died in the current storms in the United States. This was reported by the American radio and television network NBC: deaths occurred in Oklahoma, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Kansas, Nebraska, Ohio, New York, Colorado and Michigan.

In many parts of the United States, power companies are calling for energy conservation: because of the cold weather, energy consumption has increased sharply. There is a risk of not being able to meet the high demand. In Tennessee, short-term power outages were initiated to reduce consumption.

In upstate New York, near Buffalo, is the center of the Arctic winter storm. Thousands of people were freed from their cars there. Due to the ongoing storm, a general ban on driving has been imposed. Regardless of this, many are stuck on the road. Gov. Cathy Hochul dispatched the National Guard to help victims. Americans continue to be urged to stay at home.

From: Sister