Odessa, Texas: Water main bursts as Temperatures reach triple digits

A sign is displayed in the window of the Permian Basin Hamburger Company notifying customers that the restaurant is closed due to a water shortage

Revelation 16:9 “They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Emergency declared as Texas city runs out of WATER amid 102 degree temperatures forcing hospitals to close: ‘Heat dome’ settles over the Midwest and south with brutal temps expected for the next week
  • Odessa’s authorities are scrambling to provide cases of bottled water as much of the sweltering city is without power, amid 100 degree heat
  • The water main burst on Tuesday morning, and emergency crews are struggling to repair it, with state officials helping distribute bottled water
  • In Ohio, 230,000 people were without power – including 169,000 in the state capital, Columbus – due to an over-stretched grid and severe storms
  • On Monday night, parts of the Midwest were buffeted by strong winds which ripped up trees in Chicago and saw people scurrying to their basements
  • Record temperatures, meanwhile, have been recorded in cities including St Louis, Missouri; North Platte, Nebraska; and Nashville, Tennessee – with some cities breaking records set in the 1950s
  • The hot weather, caused by a high pressure ‘heat dome’ preventing the radiation from escaping, is expected to continue for several days

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