Amid record cold temperatures and skyrocketing energy demand, utilities across the central U.S. have ordered rolling blackouts to ration electricity, leaving millions of people without power.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is calling on the Texas Legislature to introduce legislation and authorize funding to winterize the state's power system after widespread power failures.
Severe weather can occur during any month of the year, but the peak activity usually falls during the months of March, April and May.
Americans often take electricity for granted - until the lights go out.
Over 133,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses are stuck in route to Colorado because winter storms are impacting a distribution hub in Tennessee, Colorado's health department said on Tuesday.
Staff from six state agencies are being deployed to help local officials clear roadways and assist essential workers in the health care and power grid industries in the wake of 2.7 million Texans being left without power after a winter storm hit the state.
Multiple winter storms are bringing snow, ice and dangerously cold temperatures as more than 100 million Americans are under a winter weather advisory, according to the National Weather Service.
Texas governor, Greg Abbott, issued a state of emergency across the entire state ahead of the arrival of the storm, and secured a federal emergency declaration from the White House in order to make additional resources available for communities impacted by this weather event.
Large stretches of highway and multiple airport hubs in the Central states may be shut down because of a storm which will unleash a whole spectrum of winter weather hazards ranging from blizzard conditions in some areas to a freeze-up with a buildup of ice in others.
The upcoming weather may persuade you to skip the outdoor dining or the romantic horse-drawn buggy ride through the town.