The weather in the United States is extreme.
North Dakota's governor declared a statewide emergency Friday due to damage from freezing rain and a winter storm.
A winter storm zone passed through the northern and central part of the United States on Christmas Day with heavy snow and freezing rain, as well as wind gusts, leaving tens of thousands of people without power in North Dakota as well, and as of Friday thousands of customers were without service.
The governor said that Joe Biden It also requires the president to declare a federal state of disaster, making it possible to use central resources to eliminate the damage.
In North Dakota, damage was caused primarily by freezing rain and sleet, as precipitation froze on power lines that were downed in several places and power poles were toppled during the storm.
Due to dangerous road conditions, the authorities were forced to close the highway leading to Canada, among other things, while in Bismarck, the state capital, 175 car accidents occurred on icy roads on Tuesday alone. Weather conditions allowed residents of some residential areas to skate on the frozen streets.
Giant tsunami-like waves inundated the West Coast of the United States at dawn on Friday, causing flooding in several places. Several people were injured in coastal parks after waves several meters high reached the area used by pedestrians.
According to meteorological reports, water masses ranging between 8-10, but in some places 12 meters high, reached the coast of Northern California, and waves of similar size caused coastal flooding in part of the Hawaiian Islands. The US National Weather Service said the unusual waves were caused by a storm in the Pacific Ocean.