Thursday, February 25

White House confirms Biden will visit Texas this Friday

In Texas and the surrounding states, more than 50 people died as a result of the weather, characterized by low temperatures and snowfall.

POLITICS. Joe Biden will visit the affected areas of Texas with the first lady / EFE

It is expected that this Friday the president of the United States, Joe Biden, travel with the first lady to Houston, Texas, after the impact that the winter storm had on that region that left dozens of deaths.

The Washington Post reported that White House press secretary Jen Psaki revealed the date of the trip and the president’s planning.

According to the spokeswoman, the Democrat will meet with state and local leaders to discuss winter storm relief efforts. He will also visit a health center where coronavirus vaccines are distributed.

In Texas and the surrounding states, more than 50 people died as a result of the weather, characterized by low temperatures and snowfall.

Another of the events that resulted from the phenomenon were long days without electricity, through which more than 4 million people were affected.

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Approximately 8.8 million residents of Texas, a third of the state’s population, continue to have problems with their drinking water supply.

Local authorities told the Reuters news agency that winter storms destroyed power plants last week.

They also continue to advise citizens to boil water before consuming it, despite the fact that all power plants were back online over the weekend and power was restored to most homes.

For their part, officials in Houston, the state’s largest city, said the water there was safe for consumption as of Sunday.

“As of 7:00 am Central Time Monday, more than 1,200 public water systems have reported service interruptions due to weather, many of which have resulted in boil water advisories. This is affecting more than 8.8 million people, in 199 Texas counties, ”said a spokesman for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in an emailed statement.

“A total of 147 PWS serving a population of just under 120,000 people are not operational. In addition, 8 PWS wastewater treatment plants have reported non-operational, ”the spokesperson said.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said late Sunday that he had joined with the state Air Guard, the National Guard and the US military to distribute water.



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