Texas power outages fall below 1 million leaving a millions residents without water electricity and heat blaming already in death of 30 people
Texas is close to being in a state of emergency after the power outage dropped below 1 million on Thursday due to the weather condition leaving a million residents without fresh water, electricity, and heat at their homes, which as of now already resulted in at least 30 deaths.
The country’s second largest state has huge problems with delivering one of Biden’s executive orders concerning the green power. It looks like it simply fails Texas, and as of Thursday morning, more than 600,000 homes and businesses remain without electricity. The historic storm and extreme weather conditions proved that right.
So Texas is the biggest producer of fossil fuel energy and still can't keep it's people warm?— ????????????GlenG???????????? (@glenlg2) February 18, 2021
And the early morning low outage of power in the state can rise in hours of peak energy demand.
TEXAS LATEST:— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 18, 2021
• 537,000+ still without power
• 264,000 in areas where water systems are completely non-operational
• At least 37 people have died because of weather-related fatalities since Thursday, the majority in Texashttps://t.co/5Xh7btjhVs pic.twitter.com/pQBxBBJwod
Encouraged to see power coming back to much of Texas. However, many still without electricity and millions still struggling to get drinking water and food. @TexasTribune has put together a helpful guide on where to get help and how to help across Texas: https://t.co/eUWudHaZQI— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) February 18, 2021
Dire situation, getting worse. Texas hospitals are running out of water amid power outages. Some are evacuating patients for safety. https://t.co/vCqEz6gHgx— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) February 18, 2021
The volunteer group already settle down with providing the citizens with safe water. Due to the total freezing of the pipes across the states the state officials urge the citizens to shut off water to prevent the networks from busting and to preserve less pressure in municipal system.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), a cooperative responsible for 90% of the state’s electricity, claimed “progress” in getting power back on the grid, but the historic cold snap that crippled it will leave freezing temperatures for several more days, meteorologists warn.
No, wind farms aren't the main cause of the Texas blackouts.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 18, 2021
The electricity failure was largely caused by freezing natural gas pipelines. That didn't stop advocates for fossil fuels from trying to shift blame. https://t.co/Hb7LKAOm6S
About 30 people have died and the officials suspect that the number of deaths can increase as many of the dead people still pending to be discovers.
More of the deceased lost their lives because of their attempts to get warm inside their homes or outside, like in their vehicles.
“This is in many ways disasters within the disaster,” said Judge Lina Hidalgo, the top elected official in Harris County, which encompasses Houston. “The cascading effects are not going to go away.”
Right now Texas is turned upside down - millions out of power and all I can think about is so many people locked in cages freezing to death - no electricity- no water - no food - in conditions that no human being can survive - yet there is no emergency plan to save lives pic.twitter.com/YfaJGyh961— Mr.Five Mualimm-Ak (@MRFIVEINC) February 18, 2021
“The worst is over and things will be getting better through the weekend,” Dan Petersen, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in College Park, Maryland, said.