Blizzard de-energizes the US

Home to about 150 million people, 25 states in the Midwest and southern United States are still raging in what has been described as unprecedented blizzard. It hit Texas hardest, where wire breaks left more than 2.8 million people without power.

In Oregon, the disaster has led to power outages for more than 300 thousand consumers. There are serious electricity problems and tens of thousands of residents in Mississippi, Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas. At the same time, due to cold weather, unusual for the southern states, gusts of non-insulated water pipes occur, reports TASS.

The blizzard is accompanied by severe frosts by American standards. So, cold records have already been broken in 24 cities of the United States, and in the coming days the temperature may drop even lower.

The governors of the states of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas have ordered the National Guard to be involved in clearing roads and helping people on the streets. Residents of these states are advised to refrain from traveling by car. In some cities, public transport is restricted.

The atmospheric front that brought the storm stretched from Maine in the northeast to Texas in the south for more than 2.5 thousand kilometers. State of emergency has been declared in seven states.

Source: Вести.Ru by

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