Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Residents of Texas found themselves without water, light and heat due to abnormal weather: photo report | World


The state of Texas suffers from frost atypical for the American South. Local power grids were not ready for the cold, which left residents without electricity and heat.

Also, millions of Texas homes have no water, as water pipes burst from frost.

Local residents share photos of how they get out of this situation on social networks (to see the photo, scroll to the bottom of the page).

So, some use the grill for cooking, while others build structures from cans and candles to heat food.

Texas uses a grill for cooking
Residents build constructions of cans and candles to heat food

Lights and heating in homes are being replaced by flashlights and fireplaces.

Texans are heated by fireplaces

To get water for domestic needs, Texans drown snow in pots.

“10 liters of snow = 1 liter of water,” wrote a local resident.

People melt snow in pans

Note that there was a shortage of food in stores after people rushed to buy supplies in panic.

There is a shortage of goods in stores
People in a panic rushed to replenish supplies
There is a shortage of goods in stores
People in a panic rushed to replenish supplies

Free distribution points for bottled water and food rations were organized in the cities.

Free food rations are given out in Texas
There are queues of cars for groceries
Residents receive bottled water

As OBOZREVATEL reported:

  • The disaster in Texas led to casualties – some died from frostbite and road accidents, and others from carbon monoxide poisoning when they tried to heat their homes with generators.

  • Local services estimate that at least 60 people died, although the actual figure may be higher.

  • US President Joe Biden has declared a natural disaster in Texas. This means that residents of the state will be able to receive direct financial assistance from the state – including for temporary housing and repairs.



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