As record cold temperatures sweep the southern states, a grim death toll is expected, especially in the state of Texas where rolling blackouts have customers trapped without heating.
Officials in Texas have already confirmed 10 deaths and expect to find “a couple of dozen bodies of people who have died from the cold.”
Meanwhile, in Galveston county, officials are requesting refrigerated trucks to handle the dead bodies because morgues don’t have power to run their facilities.
Fox News reports:
“That number is going to climb as we have the ability to do more welfare checks and check on people who’ve been trapped and without power for the last 48 to 50 hours,” Henry told Houston’s KPRC-TV.
The request comes as millions of Texans remain without power a full day after historic snowfall and single-digit temperatures created a surge in demand for electricity to warm up homes unaccustomed to such extreme lows, buckling the state’s power grid and causing widespread blackouts.
Expectations that the outages would be shared evenly by the state’s 30 million residents quickly gave way to a cold reality, as pockets in some of America’s largest cities, including San Antonio, Dallas and Austin, were left to shoulder the lasting brunt of a catastrophic power failure and in subfreezing conditions that Texas’ grid operators had known was coming.
Of course it’s no accident that Texas’ power grid is collapsing. In fact, it’s a direct result of pie-in-the-sky “renewable energy” initiatives. Windmills are freezing in place, solar is unavailable, and even fossil fuel plants are collapsing because maintinance resources were diverted to “cleaner” energy types.
It’s a man-made disaster that could be coming to a place near you as well. Joe Biden should be asked whether he still plans on passing the “Green New Deal.” If it does pass, this week’s disaster will be tiny compared to what could happen then.
Texans are sleeping in their cars as we suffer the stark realities of the #GreenNewDeal. 30% of our power comes from renewables now – and it turns out the don’t work in the ice and snow. We shutdown our gas fired plants and now we live in the 3rd world.pic.twitter.com/BSqbX2sIqG
— @amuse (@amuse) February 16, 2021