A bad Ice Storm has hit the interior of the US. Texas and California are worst hit! The citrus crop from California will be badly damaged this year. So the Americans will have to do with Apples instead of Oranges… I know its like comparing Apples and Oranges! But life is a bitch! (more details below)
Here are some of the pictures sent by my friend Joe. They appear on the Evangel University website.
A powerful storm which began on Friday has brought ice, snow, floods and high winds to a huge swathe of the country from south-west to north-east.
The north-western states of Oregon and Washington have also been hit by sub-zero temperatures and heavy snow.
The cold continues, but major eastern cities were spared the worst effects.
The storm had weakened by Wednesday in many places, but more freezing rain was forecast for Texas later in the day.
Meanwhile a state of emergency has been announced in 10 counties of California, after citrus growers said the cold weather had probably destroyed about 70% of the state’s crop.