It is colder in some U.S. states than in Alaska, with temperatures below 35 degrees below freezing. Electricity is cut off, the National Guard is stopped and the snow on the roads is life threatening.
In the United States, at least seven states have already declared a state of emergency due to the severe winter. These are Alabama, Oregon, Oklahoma, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Texas. Governors also asked the National Guard for help, and they are now even sending homes to check if residents are still healthy.
About 154 million people in the United States have been affected by the severe cold since Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Nearly half of those people even have a warning about air cold. In Dallas, the mercury was -15 degrees Celsius, in Oklahoma it was zero to 20 degrees, and in Kansas City it was 35 degrees below freezing.
See you in Mexico
Millions of people are without electricity due to the cold. The wind turbines have also largely disappeared because the wind turbines are freezing.
The cold continues beyond the Mexican border. There are also nearly five million people without electricity. The region is heavily dependent on Texas for gas supplies. Some taps are now disabled.