A Nigerian family based in Texas went over the moon as their home regained power, after days of blackout due to the heavy downpour of snow.
The excessive cold has sent energy demand skyrocketing. In Texas, 4.3 million customers were without electricity as of 8:45 p.m. Eastern, according to poweroutage.us, ahead of what was expected to be one of the state’s coldest nights on record, with most areas falling to the single digits or lower.
At least one person, a homeless man in Harris County, had died from suspected exposure to the cold, the Weather Channel reported.
Officials urged residents not to travel, as social media videos proliferated of cars and trucks sliding down roads out of control.
According to operators, the bulk of the power loss in Texas came from natural gas suppliers as pipelines froze, making it difficult for plants to get the fuel they needed.
Electricity is normally used to pump water into the homes of residents but since the outage, many have resorted to seeking alternative ways of accessing their daily needs.
Power has now been restored in some parts, and in a video sighted by LailasNews, the Nigerian family started shouting ”Up NEPA” right after power was restored today February 18.
Watch the video below;
Nigerian family in Texas jubilate as power gets restored after it was disrupted for days due to heavy snow. pic.twitter.com/bVbRORZQo1
— Laila Ijeoma | Lailasnews.com (@LailaIjeoma) February 18, 2021