Texas and the Other Southern States Battling Power Blackouts and Extreme Weather Conditions
Right now, nature is not smiling in the southern parts of the United States and this has affected several basic amenities in the areas. In this report, our correspondents examine how the southern part of the United States (particularly) Texas is affected and dealing with the situation.
The Worse in 3 Decades for the Southern Part of the United States
Amidst the many crises caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the state of Texas and other southern parts of the United States are battling the negative effects of an extreme winter storm. Although this part of the nation is known to be usually warmer than the northern part of the country where freezing conditions are no surprise, the situation is rapidly changing.
As things are, the states of Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and many other parts are witnessing the worst freezing conditions in well over 30 years.
To show how extreme the situation is, the northern part of Mexico has been affected. This is even though the country is far south of the area.
The Conditions Are Affecting the Livelihood and Convenience of Citizens
The problem with this unusual occurrence is beyond the inconvenience to the body of those not used to these conditions. Beyond that, economic activities are greatly affected and even put to a halt because of effects on the electricity supply and other factors. For instance, the effects of this extreme weather have affected the smooth running of the Airport located in Houston. This means that the revenues generated from the activities carried out in this place will be halted.
Furthermore, areas like Texas are greatly affected because of the increasing number of people who need power supply. The state authorities have been forced to cut off consistent electricity supply to certain parts. This is so that essential locations like the fire service departments, hospitals, and other essential areas will have power supply to carry out the smooth running of their operations.