Nuevo León, Mexico — At least four deaths were recorded this past week due to winter-related storms in the state of Nuevo León. The extreme cold that ripped through the region caught many off guard.
State Civil Protection head Miguel Ángel Perales, reported the low temperatures left a majority of the state under ice and snow, conditions that are unusual for them.
Ángel Perales explained that three of the victims were homeless and died from hypothermia. While the fourth person was a woman who died of carbon monoxide poisoning due to a heater in her home.
The deaths, extreme cold and snow were the result of Cold Front 35, which forced authorities to close roads and bridges and open shelters. The contingency was worsened by the electrical failure that caused a blackout in several areas in the northern portion of the country, which was the result of a lack of gas due to the severe winter conditions in Texas.