Galveston County residents face water and electricity issues

GALVESTON, Texas – Most of Galveston County is without power, as of Wednesday. County Judge Mark Herny said if he knew millions of residents would be out of electricity he would have ordered an evacuation days before the storm.

Galveston County Office of Emergency Management officials said more than 62% of the county remains without power, which is a small improvement from 70% earlier in the day.

Henry said the state of Texas has been keeping him in the dark.

“We got nothing other than it’s shut off and it’s not coming back for days,” he said.

While the local energy companies estimated full electricity for the county by Saturday.

“if we had been told accurate information Sunday we would have told people to evacuate,” Henry said.

The Vela family, which includes seven people, more than dozen dogs and a litter of puppies, said that they could use some heat. The family has been without electricity for three days, and they had to shut off their water due to a busted pipe on Wednesday.

Thanks to their neighbor, they’re powering a tv, small heater, and kitchen light.


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