While power has been restored to millions in Texas after days of massive blackouts, nearly half a million are still without access to electricity. On Thursday, the top official in charge of power and electricity in Texas said the state was minutes away from a catastrophic failure that could have left it in the dark for months.
Texas officials gave an update on the ongoing power outages amid a historic winter storm. On Wednesday, Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) said all sources of his state’s power were compromised by the freezing temperatures.
A business owner in Texas converted his furniture stores into warming centers for those in need amid the winter storm.
With historic winter storms leaving thousands of Texans without power, many are questioning the effectiveness of the state’s energy infrastructure. One America’s Jack Posobiec has this report.
At least 26 people have been reported dead as a result of a series of winter storms across the country.
Officials in Texas are sounding the alarm as turbines freeze and power supplies are threatened. At least 2.5 million residents are without power in the Lone Star State and electric companies are issuing rolling blackouts.
From North Dakota to Louisiana and D.C. to Seattle, the U.S. was hit with wintry weather in almost every nook and cranny.
Authorities in Texas asked the public to be on the lookout for a tanker truck, which may contain about 80 people trapped inside.
Rescue teams in Texas worked through the wreckage of a massive crash on a highway in Fort Worth on Thursday. Authorities said icy roads were the main reason behind the crash, which killed at least five people and involved at least 80 cars.