This is the first big winter storm to batter the US Northeast. And the monster storm has also hit the Midwest. Taking into account the windchill factor, temperatures have been as low as -50F in some areas.
At least five people have been killed by a powerful nor'easter that slammed into the US East Coast and Midwest, bringing snow, rain and hurricane-force winds. A flight into Dulles Airport also faced a rough landing.
Despite its dreary weather and long winters, Finland has emerged as the happiest country, according to a UN report. The unhappiest places were Burundi, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Tanzania and Yemen.
Sub-freezing weather in the US is reported to have caused several deaths, with another icy blast set to hit the northeast of the country. Many cities have experienced record low temperatures over the past few days.
Soldiers have been helping rescue services reach people trapped by heavy snowfall. Storm Emma slammed both countries after another winter storm that originated in Russia hit earlier in the week.
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