Several dead, millions without power as bitter winter blast, tornado strike Texas, NC

Several dead, millions without power as bitter winter blast, tornado strike Texas, NC


At least 11 people have died as an “unprecedented” winter storm continued to pummel much of the United States — while more than 4 million people have been left without power in Texas amid subfreezing temperatures.

In San Antonio, a 78-year-old man froze to death after falling on his front lawn and getting stuck in the frigid weather for two hours, KENS reported.

Also killed were a woman and a girl in Houston who suffered carbon monoxide poisoning when they sat in an attached garage while a car was running because there was no heat in their home, KHOU reported.

A man and a boy from the same family were hospitalized in the incident.

Many were left without heat as the mercury dropped to single digits and the Lone Star state’s electric grid suffered a catastrophic failure Monday due to the snow, ice and frigid temperatures, the Houston Chronicle reported.

James Derrick, who is suffering from homelessness, peeks out

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