As Texans endured days in the dark, the state failed to deliver vital emergency information

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Gov. Greg Abbott spoke at a Saturday press conference regarding Texas’ emergency response to a winter storm gripping Texas. Credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

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As millions of Texans fought to survive brutal winter weather without power and water, Gov. Greg Abbott told residents Wednesday to search for emergency warming shelters on Google and to call 311 for additional assistance.