Former Timbiriche , Diego Schoening, recounted how the winter storms have been that hit the state of Texas, in the United States, and expressed deep concern for people who do not have the resources to protect themselves from the cold.
The musician and singer shared that at the beginning of the snowfall, he and his family had fun with the snow. However, as soon as the blackouts scheduled by the authorities began, the picture changed in an unfavorable way.
“The first day (of the snowfall) was a lot of fun. The children woke up very happy, seeing it snow (…) And the truth was that the first day was like a lot of fun. About thirty years ago they told us that something like this had not happened ”, said the singer to the show Gossip no like!
“Exactly that day the storm began, when the snow fell, at four, four thirty in the morning, there was a power outage and from there we were, more or less, without total light for a little more than 48 hours, ”he assured.
According to what was narrated by the interpreter, after the power cut, the authorities proceeded to suspend the water supply ; which left him and his community very concerned. He even remarked that some neighboring houses have been affected by extreme temperatures.
“There began to be water cuts, we were left without electricity. Several acquaintances neighbors had their pipes frozen and burst. Well, because we are in a city that is not prepared for that amount, not only of snow, but of freezing cold ”, he stressed about the city where he has lived for a year.
Despite the fact that he and his family were able to get to safety, Diego expressed deep concern for those who cannot take refuge from the cold.
“The strong and sad thing here is that there are many people who are not prepared, who do not have that many clothes, who do not have that many blankets. Trying, among all of us to unite as a community, there were some who still had electricity, it was: 'Hey, who needs to charge your phone, come to the house,' "he commented.
The winter storms have affected the main cities of Texas, Like Houston and Dallas, however, extreme weather conditions covered 73% of the entire US territory since February 17.
According to the AP agency, the winter storms that affect approximately 100 million people this Wednesday, have left at least 26 dead and extensive power outages. Even just before noon on February 18, 3.4 million Texas residents were still without electricity in their homes.
In recent hours, videos of the serious damage to the homes of Texas citizens began to circulate. It must be remembered that the constructions in the place are not prepared to withstand the extreme cold, so the roofs of the buildings are collapsing.
For today, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) has forecast ice accumulations in some parts of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Virginia.
"In areas with these devastating ice accumulations, residents can expect dangerous travel conditions, numerous power outages and extensive tree damage," stated the NWS.