WASHINGTON – Several states in the United States have declared an emergency alert because of a severe snow storm.
Already Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tennessee have been hit hard by the storm. In Texas, some 230,000 people are without electricity as a direct result of the snow storm. Dallas Airport cancelled more than 160 flights.
Mid and South United States are experiencing a large cold front accompanied by snow drifts and icy temperatures.
A large number of school have been closed because of the severe weather. The storm is moving from the south-west US to the north-east.
People have been ordered to stay in doors and keep warm. A major concern goes out to senior citizens and small children and residents have been asked to check on neighbors.
Individuals or families, whose homes are not equipped with a heater or who are without electricity have been told to go to shelters to keep warm.
For those who must venture outside, they are told to wear thick, protective clothing, gloves and cover up the face as much as possible.
The storm is said to last throughout the weekend.
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