Intense cold: At least 26 dead and millions without electricity in Mexico and the US

Intense cold: At least 26 dead and millions without electricity in Mexico and the US

US and Mexico are going throw an intense cold together with power outages. This cause 26 people's death and several affected. Keep reading to find out all the details. 

US and Mexico are going throw an intense cold together with power outages. This cause 26 people's death and several affected. Keep reading to find out all the details. 

At least 20 people died in the United States and another six in northern Mexico as a result of the polar cold wave that, with record temperatures below zero, also caused snowfall and power outages for millions of users.

At least 20 people died in the United States

In the city of San Antonio, in the state of Texas, the temperature was way lower than the ones registered years ago and a little bit higher than what was recorded in Alaska, while in Austin, the temperature was even lower than in San Antonio. 

So far more than 20 people have died due to bad winter weather, most in Texas, but also in Louisiana and Tennessee.

In Texas, where people are more used to heat spikes than drastic drops in temperature, power companies have been carrying out partial blackouts since the weekend to avoid overloading the system.

In Texas, where people are more used to heat spikes than drastic drops

More than 3.7 million residents and businesses were without power in the afternoon across the United States, 3.2 million of whom were located in Texas.

Hazardous conditions from the storm crippled Covid-19 vaccine shipments, interrupting planned injections. President Joe Biden, who already activated federal assistance for Texas on Sunday, spoke with the governors of the affected districts.

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