February 17th – According to the “Central News Agency”, winter storms raging in the United States, millions of people are in record low temperatures, and at least 20 people have been reported in the United States.
It is reported that many places in the United States experienced record low temperatures on the 16th, Lincoln, Nebraska, had a low temperature of minus 35 degrees Celsius, breaking the 1978 record of minus 27 degrees Celsius.
Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, which has always been warm, also dropped to minus 17 degrees Celsius, rewriting the record since 1903.
According to the report, there are currently at least 20 related deaths, including a family in Houston, Texas, causing fires to heat with a fireplace, killing four grandchildren, and a tornado that hit coastal towns in North Carolina, killing three people.
The most severe power outage in the United States is Texas, where more than 4 million households and businesses have no electricity available.
Texas officials have asked FEMA to provide 60 generators and plan to give priority to hospitals and nursing homes. FEMA says Texas has opened 35 shelters for more than 1,000 people.
In addition, 250,000 people in Oregon were out of power after the ice storm; in Chicago, Illinois, 46 centimeters of snow forced public schools to cancel offline classes.
Extreme weather is also threatening the U.S. coronavirus vaccination efforts, and the Biden administration says delivery and delivery of vaccines could be delayed.
Air traffic was also affected. As of noon on the 16th, more than 2,700 flights had been cancelled in the United States, more than 800 flights had been cancelled at the most affected Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, and more than 700 flights had been cancelled at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.