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The latest on U.S. winter weather (all local times):
Freezing temperatures take their toll on some drinking water systems. The utility company in Memphis, Tennessee, urges customers to use less water by Friday.
According to Memphis, Light, Gas & Water, several water pipes have burst and the pressure in the distribution system has decreased. The utility announced in a press release late Tuesday that there are fewer reservoirs at pumping stations.
Customers can help by asking customers not to run the water while washing their dishes and to stop washing their clothes until Friday. Tennessee has seen single-digit temperatures for about three consecutive days.
At least 20 people have died as a result of the winter weather that gripped most of the United States.
One of the victims is Mary Guillory, a 74-year-old woman who was found dead outside her neighbor’s home in Lafayette, Louisiana early Tuesday.
Wayne Griffin, Lafayette police chief, says her body was found more than six hours after she migrated from her own home when teenage temperatures fluctuated. Authorities said she died as a result of exposure.
According to the National Weather Service, more than 100 million people are living in areas covered by some sort of winter weather warning, watch, or recommendation as another winter storm hits Texas and parts of the southern plains. From there, winter storm clocks to Boston were in place.
About 3 million homes and businesses in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi were left without power early Wednesday, and forecasters said freezing rain and more snow were possible.
Bob Oravec, chief forecaster for the weather service, told The Associated Press, “There is really no easing off for some of the people who are feeling the misery.” But there is hope on the horizon: he says temperatures in Texas will at least exceed well above them Freeze on the weekend.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia says the oil-producing nation is ready to provide any assistance to Texans and other Americans who struggle without electricity in winter weather.
The country’s energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, opened his speech at the International Energy Forum on Wednesday with this gesture. He spoke of “friendship and partnership and a sense of family” with oil and gas producing countries in the USA
OPEC General Secretary Mohammed Barkindo also mentioned the blackouts in Texas and lamented the “disruptive effects the storm had on our oil industry”. He said the extreme weather shows that “we cannot take energy security for granted, even in a country like the United States.”
WASHINGTON – Vice President Kamala Harris reached out to those suffering from heat and power loss in Texas and other states.
Harris said at the beginning of a live interview Wednesday on NBC’s “Today” show that she knows that without power, people without power cannot currently see her and the president.
But she said, “The President and I are thinking of her and really hope that we can do all that is possible by signing the Emergency Orders to get federal aid to support them.”
According to the poweroutage.us website, which records power outages across the country, more than three million people were still without power in Texas and seven other states as of Wednesday morning.
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