The Texas Tribune reports:
As millions of Texans continue struggling through a dayslong winter storm without power or potable water, Gov. Greg Abbott provided few details Wednesday on when they can expect their situations to improve.
As of Wednesday night, 2.7 million households didn’t have power. And nearly 12 million Texans are facing water disruptions after enduring multiple days of freezing temperatures.
Texans running low on food are finding empty grocery store shelves. Food pantries are running out of supplies. And the freeze has wiped out substantial portions of the state’s citrus and vegetable crops.
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NEW: Citywide boil water notice issued for Austin residents after power outages at largest treatment plant https://t.co/UOK778YxlY
— KXAN News (@KXAN_News) February 18, 2021
With the Texas governor taking a page out of Trump’s book and lying about the cause of the crisis there, maybe it’s time to start asking if we can make it illegal for top government officials to knowingly lie to the public about certain things.
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) February 18, 2021
There are still widespread power outages in Texas for a 4th day in a row. The food supply is disrupted in parts of the state and now, nearly a quarter of Texans are under boil water advisories because treatment plants are down.@JanetShamlian has more from Houston. pic.twitter.com/3HjpPZt56b
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) February 18, 2021
Note to self: Don’t park under water lines during historic winter storms in Texas. 🥶
This is in the parking garage of Mosaic Dallas in downtown Dallas. pic.twitter.com/1eQn2L3QkB
— Travis Herzog (@TravisABC13) February 18, 2021