About thirty people have died in the United States in recent days from the cold and the accidents it caused. Not only has the frost hit the north ended, it has spread to Texas, where a temperature of -12 ° C was measured in Amarillo and New Mexico, unprepared for similar temperatures, as seen on Twitter from journalist Wes Wolf. , Who lives near Houston.
So, this was the bedtime clothes. Also for day wear! pic.twitter.com/ayz3WaLv9q
WolfeReports February 17, 2021
73% of the country’s land area is covered in snow, according to the National Weather Service.
Snow and ice is expected over a large area of the United States through Friday night. Many of these areas have recently been hit by significant winter precipitation already this week. Visit https://t.co/eh5HNSg8yq For tips on how to prepare and keep you and your family safe. pic.twitter.com/izeNsCldzo
– National Weather Service (NWS) February 17, 2021
The Red Cross has opened 35 centers in Texas alone where those in need of warm-up can take refuge. As for poweroutage.us, in fact, 3.1 million households and state-owned companies are without electricity, because temperatures have shut down some of the stations and because suppliers, who are facing an increase in demand, have cut supply to avoid overloading the systems. Similar cases have been reported in Oregon, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia.