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12:00 AM, February 20, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:59 AM, February 20, 2021

Deadly US Cold Wave

A person walks through the snow in New York, on Thursday. A historic winter weather system that brought bitter, record-busting cold to much of the southern and central US was pushing up the East Coast on Thursday, with forecasters warning of heavy snowfall and dangerous, icy buildups. The frigid blast has over the past week seen Arctic cold envelope the US heartland unfamiliar with such extremes, leaving dozens of dead in its wake and millions of people in oil-rich Texas without power. Though electricity has restored to most of the households, Millions are still without safe water in Texas, where authorities have asked citizens to boil water before drinking.

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