US: Severe cold, power outages in Texas turn deadly

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The Biden administration says a severe winter storm engulfing Texas and nearby states was likely caused by climate change.
Hundreds of thousands of people continue to be without power and water.
Meanwhile, Texas Senator Ted Cruz is also facing criticism for holidaying in Mexico during the crisis.
Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo reports from New York.
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105 thoughts on “US: Severe cold, power outages in Texas turn deadly

  1. Self-Law Reply

    Ditch those nikes. Get some proper gear.

  2. Lazarus Blackwell Reply

    The genius Nikola Tesla created a wireless power transfer technology like a century ago

    The consequences of your hatred for innovation and creativity are catching up to you

  3. mvrge Reply

    No wonder them homes are big n cheap

  4. dennis rvd Reply

    Welcome to poor man experience u fools tell about African….

  5. Joel Please Reply

    Man up ffs, there is -40 here.

  6. Oğuzhan Dalgakıran Reply

    Americans live in a fantasy world. my capitalism forces you to collapse, I hope you will encounter worse events, I am a Turkish citizen. Leave the Middle Eastern countries alone. Live in your own geography

  7. Diego Curcio Reply

    Poor Venezue… Oh… Wait!!!

  8. hasha k-b Reply

    Pray for God mercy to survive this.

  9. Kathiza Haroon Reply

    Beruit Lybia Iraq Bosin Afghanistan Syria

  10. Michael44 Reply

    Millions of Texans freezing without power because leaders believed liberal global warming hoax, failed to winterize pipelines, and wasted expenditures on renewable energy.

    • gvi341984 Reply

      -winters of these temperatures were common prior to industrialization
      -EPA banned new power plants
      -biden banned new gas leases causing shortages

  11. Desire Uys Reply

    Bla,bla,bla

  12. lar4305 Reply

    If people need water they may have a big hot water tank they can draw from, as long as it’s not frozen.

  13. Enyyell m Gutierrez Reply

    The end of the world is coming on soon read the bible

  14. Ruffa Hibe Reply

    Take care all people in texas 😔😔❤❤

  15. Rose Simmons Reply

    Wished I could go there I. Would help the people and show them how to survive but I’d just help to be helping

  16. glowing Reply

    I guess this is good footage but I have to say I have to be cautious cuz I don’t believe quite that this is a site that would be legit

  17. King Raider Reply

    Cardboard houses

  18. Jamshed Khalikov Reply

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  19. Samanyolu Yildiz Reply

    Bad work from Energy Company!

  20. La Espada Reply

    Texas isn’t designed for cold.

  21. No11Scalpel Reply

    Meanwhile in the 3rd world levant 5 days of -3-8 C yet everyone is fine. Got water , elect. ,1000 Mbps fibre & just filled up with gas & diesel …

  22. Yahushua MyAll Reply

    REPENT!! Start observing the Sabbath on Friday sunset to

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  23. Babaika iz xisgini Reply

    Вот вам и реальный фильм/ после завтра/ или холод/ апокалипсис/ триллер/ Голливуд представляет

  24. Norman Smith Reply

    Terrible.

  25. tsu Reply

    Owo USA has become 3rd world country, karma time baby

  26. Mike Smith Reply

    Tell me again why Biden stop the fracking.

  27. Mari Mcm Reply

    Theory of Texas Power Grid Failure:

    While “officials” blame the current ice-age weather crisis (in Texas) on climate change due to global warming, many people who live there are saying that the snow that they are encountering “ain’t natural.” In other words, the freezing weather conditions and snow surge in Texas may be the result of weather manipulation and/or weather weaponization by the controllers (ruling elite). According to the Fullerton Informer, the Texas power grid failed because it takes a tremendous amount of energy to accomplish a major weather catastrophe. He further states that modern day weather patterns are heavily dictated by “electromagnetically induced” scaler waves in the air caused by the dispersion of electromagnetic nano-magnetic particles by aircraft.

  28. Tom Samad Reply

    So Texas is suppose to be a libertarian, free-market heaven…how’s that going?

    • Link Reply

      It goes pretty well compared to California. There’s a reason why more than 100k people move out of there each year.

  29. Asphincter says what? Reply

    Ummmmm……5 ain’t that cold.
    It is for old folk….and people with medical situations. And pipes.
    But not for an adult.

    Within 25 mins I could have a completely insulated shelter within my 2nd story apartment, that I could live in for months, with no utilities.

    They should be concerned for the old folk….and those that need help….but an adult man, crying his eyes out?!?!
    Wow.
    Am I supposed to feel sad, or throw up in my mouth a little?

  30. Mrstar YouTube Reply

    I feel really sad for this people.

  31. sareed bindu Reply

    Stop making hype for 🇺🇸
    Anything happens in 🇺🇸 even if 90year old dies they make hype

  32. Cool Breeze 2.0 Reply

    This is the free market at work! Capitalism, folks.

  33. Carson Lawrence Reply

    Texas is basically Poland now.

  34. Doreen Dotan Reply

    God has set nature itself against the heresies of both Christianity and Islam. You have no quarter. Where will you hide if nature has been summoned to finish you off?
    The above is what happens to the homes of those who had the audacity to call God’s House a church.

  35. Weemo Darfield Reply

    READ Dept of Energy order 202-21-1

    Texas requested for the extra capacity and was told to just rely on outside sources because their clean coal and Nat gas plants are “too dirty”

    The most interesting part is the order says NOTHING about carbon DIOXIDE only cites MONOXIDE as pollution 🤔🤔🤔🤔

  36. Mawuko Goka Reply

    GEOSTORM

  37. TA L Reply

    You have to prepare for everything. It is pretty obvious our infrastructures are not as good as the politicians make us believe they are. And they need to cut their pork belly projects and military spending to fix our infrastructures.

  38. jumanji A Reply

    Meanwhile the American tax payer is paying for oversea wars

  39. Patricia thomas Reply

    I see on BBC news in the UK your government Biden is letting all imagrants back in ur country shouldn’t he be concerned more about the people in his own country first look what your all going through with the freezing snow blizzards no water no food that man should get his priorities sorted first put you people first.

  40. abdel S Reply

    Gods punishment

  41. hillbilly beer dranker Reply

    This is what happens when we cause global warming, it gets colder than h**l. Wait a minute????

  42. Gold Shine Reply

    How many minus °C

  43. Alex Povolotski Reply

    Like city pigeons – totally unprepared and easy prey.

  44. Lord Lee Reply

    Using a pickaxe to clear ice on driveway is such a good idea. Lol

  45. Karmanya Bhandari Reply

    It has Grid but not a national Grid 😌

  46. Joanne Davenport Reply

    It should warm up soon! Prayers in Jesus name

  47. idpro83 Reply

    Why do they build their houses out of cardboard?

  48. Jay Roy Reply

    Why the American don’t give a call to Hydro Québec to help them we have the most powerful electrical grid of North America and we have a really strong expertise we could easily help you to restore your powergrid you guys need help …

  49. Jean Luney Reply

    It’s called “climate change”. NO way to EVER see this coming…THIS time.

  50. National Inter Reply

    That is God’s will to punish you for supporting White Supremacist.

  51. FE ALVARICO Reply

    I pray you all. If I have the ability to transport fresh water from our own resources i would do that.. Be strong beautiful people.

  52. SecretBunnyNinja Reply

    Literally no one cares. Quit building houses on flood plains.

  53. ChromeMan04 Reply

    Now they know how Afghan kids in the winter feel without any food, shelter or shoes on their feet, all thanks to their government.

  54. CARLOS BARAJAS Reply

    No matter how prepared humans may try to be, we are no match to mother nature.

  55. Steven Olson Reply

    Didnt al gore predict this in the movie the day after tomorrow?in the ending the americans had to move to mexico to survive

  56. Mohammad Masum Reply

    In Bangladesh we turn on fan all night to get sleep

  57. Verona Gomez Reply

    Ted Cruz wife literally said it was to cold in their house they was gonna stay in Mexico from Thursday to Sunday until he got called out

    • Volf Khat Reply

      I dont really see the big deal.

      “Yeah, I got my family the Helk outta here because our State has FAILED us.”

      LoL
      Easy-peazy

  58. Neil Bagelstein Reply

    Texas: the end result a of an extreme hyper individualist lone cowboy society…. they practically end up cannibalizing each other…

  59. Mike Hutchison Reply

    So,I guess looking after the people isn’t such a “liberal,leftie,commie “idea after all !

    • Sarah Connor Reply

      Both right and left look after people. Wish your president would have been a little more help but he was no where to be found until his supporters in Texas started calling him out on it.

  60. D.L. Schum Reply

    An extraordinary event on purpose. Geo-engineering would be my first guess.

  61. Andry Mosc2020 Reply

    Apparently, climate change includes not only “global warming”, but also “global cooling”. The reason for the first is more or less clear, but the reason for the second remains unknown. Will this influence the Paris Climate Treaty? And Ted Cruz is just … Senator: since there is nothing he can do to help his electorate, he decided not to freeze and to improve his health in a more suitable climate.

  62. Feteh Freundschaft Reply

    It’s a lot warmer in my home town. But I’m in Algeria.

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    Uh, the United States should reduce military expenditure a little to improve people’s lives

  64. D Work Reply

    Texas is freezing because of global warming. Everyone knows that when man raises the temperature of the planet that everything will freez…..

  65. Terry Omalley Reply

    For all of those people on the left, and on the right, here is just one more reason to bring back the draft in this country.
    330 million people in America.
    Most of them able bodied youths. Figure it out already.

  66. TrapNogg Reply

    bro my power is out rn

  67. K Y Reply

    Pompeo will say “this is China’s fault!” LOL

  68. Will Reply

    Scree Texas! Texas voted for Trump. Let trump help texas LOL LOL

  69. Scott Gillespie Reply

    The MESS that is TEXAS.

  70. J Eric Reply

    So sad to see this. I fell so sorry for these people.

  71. Pra2503 Reply

    This is the price the land of American natives paid for the development by White Colonists.

  72. Mohd Hatta Reply

    There was the chinese faces in the car…..missing

  73. BlazinNSoul Reply

    You can thank your dear Texas governor for this lol. I live up north so this isn’t as much of a problem. But in Texas it would be like getting hit with an asteroid.

    But it’s not like they weren’t warned. Texas had a similar situation about a decade ago. Yet did nothing to fix so this should surprise no one.

    So now we have a worse situation that could have been avoided. Why is Texas the only state that is getting hit so hard here though. 🤔

  74. Ormy - Reply

    Now everyone knows how the homeless feels. So let’s learn to love everyone.

  75. selfiesroro Lee Reply

    That reminds me of the films ‘The Day after Tomorrow’ and ‘Exodus’

  76. Pete McFadden Reply

    Should be making Igloos.. You’re protected from the elements..blankets..some candles ..or whale blubber for heat and light…some Storm Chips.🇨🇦

  77. Cygnus Star-Scream Reply

    Texas has 56 BILLIONAIRES, . I’m guessing in banks off the American continent .to avoid taxes. Almost a sick Pun: Texas Taxes.

  78. Ye Tian Reply

    Enjoy your vacation, Senator Cruz

  79. Hacene Selloum Reply

    An snow storms

  80. YummyQAQ Reply

    Chinese ppl: OMG America ppl finally know drinking hot water Will not make you cold disease😅

    • Xiangrong Chen Reply

      True MG they keep thinking Hot water would do nothing Inca confuse why Chinese people keep drinking hot water

  81. Dennis Cummins Reply

    Not to be it would be a breath of badly needed fresh air and it would bring him censorship for being kind and giving from the heart

  82. Salim Babz Reply

    America turns africa

  83. Mu Hu Reply

    华春莹的这句话火了!以前,世界媒体总是盯着美国国务院的发言人,现在中国外交部的发言人,也广受重视。发言人华春莹的讲话又变成了大标题,被多家外媒转载。用的题目是:“德克萨斯州的天气危机加深了中国人的信念,他们认为自己正走在正确的道路上。”
    ​路透社说,“她将许多德克萨斯人的脆弱与中国人在刚刚结束的农历新年假期中的节日体验进行了对比。”而且援引了华姐姐的话:“不缺吃不缺穿,不挨饿不受冻,这是最真实的基本人权。与此同时,在德克萨斯州……数百万人发现自己陷入了家里没有电和暖气的可怕境地,几十人甚至因此失去了生命。”“这使中国人民更加深刻地认识到什么是真正的人权,使我们更加坚信中国走在正确的道路上。我们对未来充满信心。”

  84. Kiyoone Reply

    they still do not blame themselves for their monumental error…. this is impressive

  85. John D. Reply

    This is the definition of corruption. The Texas power-grid was de-regulated over the past few decades, cut off from other energy networks, and privatized to avoid federal regulations to enrich the bank accounts of guys like the ERCOT CEO. Governor Abbot and the Texas Legislature have worked hard for decades to accomplish that. Profits before people. The ERCOT CEO and execs pay themselves millions of dollars but refuse to winterize their equipment because that would cut in to their bottom line. Our Texas legislators are owned by special interests like ERCOT and that is why they privatize and de-regulate (not making these crooks winterize their equipment) as much as possible. None of these people that caused this will suffer any consequences.

  86. Shelter Reply

    BLAME HAARP FOR ALL OF THIS. THEY’VE BEEN MANIPULATING WEATHER FOR DECADES. AND turbines freeze and the grids weren’t set up for these kinds of temps. Has disrupted food, animals and everything inbetween.

  87. kevjdm1986 Reply

    202-21-1

  88. Ralph Malph Reply

    US gov…whores owned by the world bank…they are CAUSING this!!!!

  89. Ralph Malph Reply

    AlJiz is is giving you spin and misdirecting blame as is their job

  90. ZX ItZ j crafts XZ Reply

    Rip uk is fine tho so hope ppl r ok

  91. CountryGirl 11:11 Reply

    That’s so sad for all those people. God be with them

  92. John Forrest Reply

    Texas is asking for government aid. They can bite me. They don’t believe in socialism, right?

  93. Steve Robinson Reply

    I remember when Sandy hit and for us New Jersey residents we lost power for a week. I’d be dang if I allow my family to starve or freeze to death. So i went old school and cut my oven on open that door to heat our apartment with a pot of water on top. Or used a newer kerosene heater to keep us warm.
    Sometimes the problem is this generation don’t know how to function without what they’re use to vs learning what the older generation had to do to survive.

  94. Nade Reed Reply

    Am I the only one who didnt know it snowed in Texas….

  95. Michael Jayson Morales Reply

    Leave texas and move to other places..

  96. Nisha Vasaikar Reply

    Take the challenge. Be courageous. Nature teaches us no matter where u live. Nature teaches us all.

  97. Juan Carlos Saavedra Reply

    Don’t blame CHINA for this

  98. Olga Lidia Reply

    You need to get closer to God people!🙏

  99. James Mhango Reply

    I smell a rat.

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