HOUSTON – This is what people are saying on social media about the power outages across Texas as frigid temperatures from a winter blast wreak havoc on the state’s infrastructure.
As upset as I am about the continuing power outages, let me tell you about my wonderful neighbors.— eric maldonado (@maldonado_eric_) February 16, 2021
• Someone shoveled my driveway.
• Someone went to HEB and brought us back lunch meats/Starbucks.
• Someone gave my neighbors firewood for free/offered water.#poweroutage
Update: my neighbor payed for a room for me and the boys at the hotel i have been sitting in the lobby in since 930pm yesterday. Checkin is in 2 hours. I haven’t slept in over 24 hours. I am weary but ok. Pls continue to amplify for those still stuck in their homes. #poweroutage— LMK 💕💚🇿🇲 (@Kunda_Kentay) February 16, 2021
There is unbelievable human suffering right now, while our first responder crews are at stretched capacities. We need SOLUTIONS. The State, ERCOT, CenterPoint, etc. knew of the storm yet here we are with ZERO solutions & ZERO ETAs. My residents are boiling snow to flush toilets.— County Judge KP George (@JudgeKPGeorge) February 17, 2021