At least 12 people died due to severe frosts in the Houston area

At least 12 people died due to severe frosts in the Houston area

Millions Americans are struggling to survive, unable to stay warm due to severe frosts and power outages for the second day in a row.

A woman and child died of carbon monoxide poisoning in Houston. A mother and her 8-year-old daughter were pronounced dead after police found them during a health check at a home on rue La Roche. After the power outage, the family put the car in the garage to keep warm, ”said Lieutenant Larry Crowson, spokesman for the Houston Police Department. A man and a 7-year-old boy were admitted to hospital in critical condition.

More than 300 cases of carbon monoxide poisoning have been reported in Harris County and the number is expected to increase.

Hundreds residents are being treated in hospitals.

Another woman and her three grandchildren were killed in a house fire. The cause of the fire has not been identified, but authorities on social media said the family used the fireplace to keep warm after the power outage in their area.

Subfreezing temperatures killed at least 2 people near Houston, Texas. At least 1 was homeless.

150 million in the U.S. are under cold weather warnings. Advocates say homeless people are especially at risk this year because many usual safe places like libraries are closed.

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Two homeless people died of hypothermia. A man and a woman, 70 years old, also died in a house fire in the city.

Two people died in a car crash on the ice-covered roads. According to the Harris County Sheriff, one of the victims, Carol Williams, lost control of her car and called the authorities. She got out of her car when the other driver was unable to stop, hitting her car and hitting Williams. The woman was thrown onto the eastern lane of the motorway. Then the driver of an unknown black sedan hit her. She died instantly.

The deaths are likely to be much higher and more likely to rise, Galveston County Judge Mark Henry said.

A woman and child in Houston died of carbon monoxide poisoning after using a car to keep warm.

The winter storm has killed at least 21 in Texas, Louisiana, Kentucky and Missouri. Texas cities installed & # 34; warming centers & # 34; for unhoused people, but some closed after blackouts.

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On Wednesday, about 3.4 million consumers were still without electricity in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Vice President Kamala Harris told NBC that she and Joe Biden are doing «everything in their power to sign emergency orders to get federal aid to support» the weather-stricken states.