Biden declares a major disaster in Texas after crippling winter storm that’s killed at least 30 people, left 14 million struggling to get clean water and towns STILL without power after seven days

President Joe Biden has declared a major disaster in Texas where at least 30 people have died, 14million are without water and towns have been cut off from the electricity grid for seven days.

The move – announced on Saturday – makes federal funding available to individuals across the state, including assistance for temporary housing, home repairs and low-cost loans for losses on uninsured property.

The victims of the crisis including 11-year-old Cristian Pavon, who perished of hypothermia in his family’s mobile home a day after he was pictured enjoying the snow – the first he had ever seen in his life.

Among the other dead are a man who reportedly froze to death in his recliner chair with his ‘nearly dead’ wife by his side; three children who perished in a fire as they huddled in a fireplace for warmth; and a mother and daughter died who from carbon monoxide poisoning as they bundled in their car in a garage.

Many of the deaths came as Texas Senator Ted Cruz and his family were packing their suitcases to fly to the $309-a-night Ritz-Carlton in Cancun where temperatures were 85F – compared to a low of -2F in Texas.

He later returned on Thursday after his actions provoked an outcry.

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Source: Daily Mail