#WinterStorm

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Joe Biden to go to Houston on Friday. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Biden and his wife, Jill will meet with local leaders in Texas to discuss relief and recovery efforts
  • Millions of Texans lost power and suffered water shortages after the state was gripped by a spell of unusually cold weather
  • Biden issued a major-disaster declaration for much of the state on Saturday

.Texas, USA
PowerTexas has restored power for its residents. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Utility operations had returned to normal, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) reported on Friday
  • More than 50,000 customers were still without power as of Saturday while crews struggled to repair downed lines
  • US President Joe Biden issued a major disaster declaration for 77 of the hardest-hit Texas counties

.Texas City, TX, USA
Ted Cruz flew to Cancun with his family as the southern United States. (Photo Credit: Twitter)

  • Texas has been hit with extreme cold temperatures
  • Seven million people in the state were told to boil water before consuming it
  • The state has been facing power outages from past few days

.Houston, TX, USA
Several US states are currently experiencing the wrath of extreme cold weather (Photo Credit: AFP) (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • The health department vowed to reschedule the pending vaccination appointments in the city
  • A disaster declaration was issued by the Governor of Texas
  • About 2.7 million people in Texas have been living without a source of power in Texas

.Texas, USA
Winter Storm has gripped the US. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for the southern state
  • President Joe Biden issued an emergency declaration for Texas on Sunday
  • The NWS said Arctic air was driving a "polar plunge" that is expected to bring record-low temperatures