Cold kill It occurs in the southern United States, and has left millions without power, affecting various animal species including turtles.
According to US media, in recent times, about 4,700 turtles have been unable to move from cold to stunned, have been rescued on the beaches of South Padre Island in Texas, and taken to Sea Turtle Inc., an organization without profit Hospital & Rehabilitation Center
Residents saw how hundreds of turtles started arriving at the beach, disheveled, and decided to take them to C Turtle Inc. for treatment on site, which they took to the convention center, where they were kept in tubs . .
Texas is one of the states most affected by the cold in recent times in addition to electricity demand.
Many power plants that run on natural gas, wind or nuclear power, and which supply to cities such as Austin or Houston, have had their operations halted due to these extreme conditions.
ERCOT, in charge of power distribution in Texas, declared a state of emergency overnight from Sunday to Monday and cut some power sources to avoid grid saturation as a precaution.
Some families were without electricity for more than 48 hours, when the thermometer fell to the saw mark.
On Wednesday night, the company said that power had been restored to about 1.6 million homes, saying it was working “24 hours a day to restore power to Texas”.
With information from AFP.
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