Friday, February 26, 2021

Electricity returns to Texas after an outage coincided with a frost wave that claimed dozens of lives


Reuters

Texas

Entergy, an energy supplier in Texas, USA, announced that its unit will restore electricity to all customers affected by the severe cold wave that swept the region last week.

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Tens of thousands of people in Texas are left without electricity and bills up to $ 5,000 in 5 days

“As of Saturday morning, Entergy Texas has restored electricity to all customers affected by this week’s storms,” ​​the company said in a statement on Sunday.

The statement added: “About 1000 crews have worked to restore energy this week, after a severe cold wave, with many ice and snowstorms, hit southeast Texas.”

He continued, “If customers are still without electricity, they must check for damage to the electrical equipment connected to their home. If the electricity meter or wires are damaged, they must contact an electrician to make repairs, and if their electrical equipment appears not damaged and the outage continues, they should call.” coffee beans”.

Thousands of Texas residents gradually recovered drinking water and electricity, following an unprecedented Arctic frost, which paralyzed the days of the US state accustomed to heat waves more than snow, and resulted in about 60 deaths.

It is noteworthy that US President Joe Biden agreed on Sunday to declare Texas a “major disaster” area, and this measure opens the door to federal financing for individuals in Texas, the provision of temporary housing, home repair and low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses.

Source: Entergy News Room + Reuters





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