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