A huge snowstorm is hammering the east coast of the US, knocking out power to more than half a million people, shutting down roads and forcing people to stay home. As much as a meter of snow could fall before it ends.
At least six people were killed after waterways in the southeastern corner of the US State of Louisiana broke their banks. More than 20,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes, officials said.
Germany's National Meteorological Service has introduced a more precise weather prediction system. It issues storm and other warnings not only for counties, but also for municipalities and rural areas.
Several people have died after tornadoes struck different parts of southern United States. Other parts of the country witnessed snow, floods or surprisingly warm weather.
Snowbound Washington will keep its federal offices closed on Monday as the US East Coast digs its way out. Sunshine on Sunday gave New Yorkers the chance to enjoy the aftermath of the city's second-biggest snowstorm.
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