At least eight people have been killed in snowstorms in the United States, according to a statement from the National Weather Service.
The deaths are the latest in a string of snowstorms that have swept across parts of the country, leaving thousands without power and leaving thousands of people without shelter.
On Thursday, the US National Weather Agency issued a snow warning for Colorado, the Dakotas, the Upper Midwest, and parts of Texas and Louisiana.
The weather agency says that there is “moderate to significant risk” for snowstorms and severe weather across the Northeast, Midwest, the West and central parts of Florida.
Snowstorms in Texas and Georgia have killed at least 19 people in the past month, the agency said.
In Florida, a major storm system dumped up to a foot of snow and high winds over parts of Miami-Dade County.
Another storm system, the one that swept across Florida on Thursday night, dumped more than a foot (2.5 metres) of snow.
There were no reports of life-threatening injuries, but the storm system left thousands of cars stranded and destroyed property.
Earlier in the week, the National Hurricane Center warned that a major snowstorm could hit the US in the next week or so.
In North Carolina, an official with the state’s Department of Emergency Management said that it had received reports of at least four fatalities in the state and that some of those had been confirmed.
A tornado that tore through the region on Thursday was still “focusing on the central North Carolina area,” the National Storm Center said in a tweet.
The US government also warned that the storm could bring winds of up to 80 mph (132 km/h), with possible damaging winds.