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The United States is killing the cold – RSI Swiss Radio & Television

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.

73% of the country’s land area is covered in snow, according to the National Weather Service.

The Red Cross has opened 35 centers in Texas alone where those in need of warm-up can take refuge. As for, 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.

Agence France-Presse / Bonn

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