Close banner

Support Outside Online

Love Outside?

Help fund our award-winning journalism with a contribution today.

Contribute to Outside

Devastating Cold Snap Worsens in Europe

Death toll hits 600, thousands isolated

The death toll from eastern Europe's cold snap rose above 600 this week as tens of thousands of people remain trapped in their homes. Temperatures in Russia, Romania, and the Czech Republic began dropping below zero in January and have recently been accompanied by heavy snowfall. Emergency officials in Romania have struggled to reach as many as 23,000 people who are stranded because of closed roads. On Wednesday, slippery conditions were blamed for a 200-car accident near Prague. In the Siberian city of Toko, temperatures reportedly fell to -63 Fahrenheit on Monday.

Read more at the Associated Press

Support Outside Online

Our mission to inspire readers to get outside has never been more critical. In recent years, Outside Online has reported on groundbreaking research linking time in nature to improved mental and physical health, and we’ve kept you informed about the unprecedented threats to America’s public lands. Our rigorous coverage helps spark important debates about wellness and travel and adventure, and it provides readers an accessible gateway to new outdoor passions. Time outside is essential—and we can help you make the most of it. Making a financial contribution to Outside Online only takes a few minutes and will ensure we can continue supplying the trailblazing, informative journalism that readers like you depend on. We hope you’ll support us. Thank you.

Contribute to Outside
Filed To: News