- The Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office is requesting refrigerated trucks in anticipation of more fatalities from a brutally cold winter storm in Texas this week.
- Single-digit temperatures created a surge in demand for electricity to warm up homes unaccustomed to such extreme lows, buckling the state’s power grid and causing widespread blackouts.
LIVE UPDATES: Winter storm left millions without power, at least 20 dead
Written by kslmadmin on February 17, 2021
At least 20 people were dead as of late Tuesday after a winter storm swept across the U.S.
The winter storm left millions without power, bringing record-breaking cold weather, overwhelming power grids and immobilizing the Southern Plains.
On Tuesday, three people were found dead after a tornado hit a seaside town in North Carolina. Four family members also perished in a Houston-area house fire while using a fireplace to stay warm.
Texas saw the worst of the U.S. power outages, which affected more than 2 million homes and businesses.
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