Watch a live broadcast from New York where the Big Apple’s residents are battening down the hatches as a powerful winter storm threatens to wreak havoc.

New York City Governor Andrew M. Cuomo urged the authorities to get ready for emergency callouts on 18 February, with 6 to 10 inches of snow in some parts of the state forecast. 

Earlier this month, City Mayor Bill De Blasio restricted non-essential travel from 6 am to 11 pm as Storm Orlena arrived. Schools have been shut down and the country’s vaccination rollout stalled as a result. 

The winter storm swept through Texas since last week. Accompanied by heavy rain and snow, it left thousands of residents without power. On 14 February, US President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency in the state.

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