The continent of North America is currently suffering something called a Polar Vortex, or a depression that sends temperatures plummeting down as far as -40C in some parts such as North Dakota, Georgia, Minnesota and in Indianapolis, Chicago and from Michigan to Kentucky.
The JFK International airport in New York has been closed and in Missouri they have stopped salting the roads as it was too dangerous for the lorries to do their job while schools in Minnesota and Wisconsin have been closed.
I guess it is lucky that there isn't anything above the United States of America on the continent of North America, another country for example that would also bear the brunt of the polar vortex. Boy would they be miffed if all the news reports were about how cold and dangerous it is going to be in the USA and completely skip over that other country.
Canada is also on the continent you say? Nope, never heard of it.