Snowfalls and blizzards hit at this weekend in North and South Carolina, as well as a number of other US States. Bad weather has provoked more than 300 thousand violations of energy supply.
According to the Associated Press Agency, about 240 thousand consumers were left without electricity. Earlier on Saturday, the Governor of North Carolina Roy Cooper reported that without electricity can remain up to 500 thousand local residents. Power outages are also observed in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia.
In the international airport of Charlotte (North Carolina) due to bad weather on Sunday was canceled more than a thousand flights. According to the New York Times, this figure in all airports in North and South Carolina exceeds 1.3 thousand flights.
Snowfall has severely disrupted the traffic of ground transportation. So, in North Carolina has already been more than 500 accidents on the roads, and received more than a thousand calls for help from stuck in the snow motorists, writes TASS.
The Governor of North Carolina declared a state of emergency in 100 counties. For rendering assistance mobilized rescuers, employees of the us national guard and special equipment.
State authorities urge local residents to refrain from traveling by car. “Stay where you are, at home. Prepare gifts, decorate Christmas trees and watch football,” Roy Cooper wrote on Twitter.