Extreme cold weather hits the U.S. state of Texas

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Extreme cold weather has hit the U.S. state of Texas this week, leaving millions of residents out of power and water, because the state's energy system was not designed to handle extreme cold conditions, according to local energy officials.

The energy shortages increased the state's electricity by over 10,000 percent. Texas usually produces more electricity than any other U.S. state, but it can't import power from neighboring states when facing an energy crisis, as its energy grid is isolated from other states.

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