A historic winter storm striking even the southern parts of the U.S. has put 25 states under a cold wave alert.
The weather has caused major upheaval with reports of accidents emerging across regions and a massive power outage that left millions of Texans in the shivering cold.
Some businesses and factories in the area were forced to close.
People were found dead on the streets and although the reasons for the deaths are unknown, authorities are pointing to the cold weather as the cause.
The brutal cold has also shuttered COVID-19 inoculation centers and has threatened to disrupt vaccine supplies to some areas.