Fewer than 1 million people were still without power in Texas as of Thursday morning, the lowest number in four days, but many lacked potable water after winter storms devastated all utilities.
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Texas, USA- Strong forecast snowfall and ice in the Appalachians, northern Maryland, and southern Pennsylvania with the displacement of the climate wintry to the northeast for the evening.
It is attributed to climate the death of more than 30 people, some of them inside their homes. In the zone of Houston, a family died in their car, drowned by carbon monoxide fumes. A grandmother and three children were killed when flames escaped from the fireplace.
In TexasSome 560,000 homes and businesses were still without power on Thursday, compared with 3 million the day before. But the manager of the state power grid, who is criticized for responding to the winter storm, warned that blackouts could fluctuate during peak demand times.
To add insult to injury, drinking water they were in danger across the state.
Authorities ordered 7 million people – a quarter of the population of the second-largest state in the Union – to boil tap water before drinking it after several days of extremely low temperatures were damaged to pipes.
Water pressure has dropped across the state because pipes have frozen, and many residents leave their taps running to prevent freezing, said Toby Baker, executive director of the state’s Commission on Environmental Quality.
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Gov. Greg Abbott urged neighbors to cut off the water supply to their homes, where possible, to prevent pipes from bursting and to keep pressure on municipal systems.
Blackouts caused by climate they have been persistent in Oregon, where some users have been without power for nearly a week. A dark supermarket threw perishable food into garbage cans, causing clashes between the homeless and the police.