well -14c in a normally warm area thats not built for those cold temps. water mains frozen and burst. no water no power plant operations. a lot of homes with burst plumbing. a lot of external gas hot water systems froze and burst. a lot of house are electric heating and no power for a fair while.yer well they bombed out in Texas, wind generators frozen, solar panels covered in snow, no power produced, oh and didnt one of there nuk plants shut down,
a lot of people where in real trouble and some died from it.
with nz govt push for electric everything, thats a real concern for anyone in snow country.