“They drive very fast.”
President Joe Biden signed an emergency declaration for Texas on Sunday, providing federal assistance in addition to local relief efforts.
In Mississippi, residents woke up to discover the landscapes of this other southern state covered in snow and ice.
Snowfall was not uncommon and authorities were slow to clear roads in the south that were not commonly used.
According to the American media, more than 20 deaths have been linked to bad winter weather, and officials have urged Americans to be vigilant.
The National Weather Service (NWS) warned Tuesday that “strong winds and dangerous cold winds will continue” over the plains “in the center of the United States” and “over the middle of the week” in the Mississippi Valley.
“A new winter storm will appear in the southern plains on Tuesday,” he continues in a bulletin.
Further north, Chicago was under a thick blanket of snow as residents tried to free their cars.
“The spectacular cold snap that hit the United States is very active with an Arctic high carrying frost temperature and waves of rain,” he explained Monday.
With the exception of Texas, nearly 600,000 people across Oregon, Louisiana, Kentucky and West Virginia are without electricity, according to PowerTage.com.
These extreme conditions caused at least four hurricanes to form, according to the special website Weather.com, one of which crashed at midnight in the southeastern United States, North Carolina, killing three and injuring ten.