South slammed by winter storm, millions left without power in Texas

The South is being slammed by a rare winter storm, leaving millions in Texas without power on Monday as officials scramble to respond to snow and low temperatures in states that typically deal with neither.

Much of the U.S. – more than 150 million people across 25 states – are facing a winter storm warning, winter weather advisory or ice storm warning, according to the National Weather Service and USA Today.

The storms and low temperatures are extending further south than usual, with single-digit temperatures recorded as far south as San Antonio, according to The Associated Press.

Southern states dealt with widespread power outages, with Texas seeing the most with more than 2.8 million homes losing electricity as temperatures dropped, according to

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Source: The Hill

Due to the severe winter weather, BDP Houston's and BDP Dallas's warehouse locations will be closed on Tuesday, February 16. Office locations will continue to operate under BCP currently in place due to COVID-19, with employees working remotely.

Additionally, all Port Houston facilities will be closed on Tuesday, February 16. We will continue to share updates as they become available. In the meantime, should you have any questions or concerns please reach out to your local BDP representative.