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Texas could repeat electricity crisis if extreme weather hits this winter – .


Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Mark Majkrzak distributed bottled water to residents of Austin, Texas on Friday, February 19. Majkrzak, the founder of Rain Pure Mountain Spring Water, said he drove from Georgia to deliver the water.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Brendan Waldon repairs a utility pole in Odessa, Texas on Thursday, February 18.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Deloris Sanchez and Mallissa Lee sit on a couch as they take refuge in a Gallery Furniture store that served as a warming station in Houston.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

The vehicles are stopped Thursday on Interstate 35 in Killeen, Texas.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

City workers repair a broken water pipe in McComb, Mississippi on Thursday.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Metropolitan Transit Authority employees shoveled the stairs of a New York subway station on Thursday.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Emanuale Small heads to a bus station in Roanoke, Virginia on Thursday. Small had to go to a doctor’s appointment, and he was told they would push the time back a bit for him so he could still make it despite the freezing conditions.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

People took refuge Thursday at a shelter in Galveston, Texas.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Cars drive slowly on an icy road in Washington, DC on Thursday.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

On Thursday, Jose Blanco fills a cooler with water from a tap at a public park in Houston. Houston and several surrounding cities were subject to a boil water advisory.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Snow falls Thursday in Times Square in New York City.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Snow is cleared outside the United States Capitol on Thursday.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Jonathan Callahan expresses his gratitude after being referred to the heated shelter at the Johnnie Champion Community Center in Jackson, Mississippi on Wednesday, February 17. Some people staying at the shelter lost electricity, water and heat in their homes as a result of winter storms. Others were homeless. Food, blankets and cots were provided.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Charles Andrews returns home to his neighborhood in Waco, Texas on Wednesday. Millions of people were still without electricity.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Nathan Halaney and Katherine Pena help their neighbor, Brenda Davis, at the scene of a nearby structure fire in Austin, Texas on Wednesday.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Eric Traugott warms his young son, Eric Jr., next to a fire made from a discarded wooden cabinet outside their apartment in Austin on Wednesday.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Downed and broken trees are seen at a rest area in Huntington, West Virginia on Wednesday.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Sara Castillo loads firewood into her car in Dallas on Wednesday. Castillo’s family lost power on Sunday.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Customers wait outside a Home Depot to purchase supplies in Pearland, Texas on Wednesday. The store would only let one person in at a time because it had no electricity.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

On Wednesday, a family in Austin melts snow on their stove so they have water to flush the toilet and wash the dishes. Their electricity had been restored, but they still had no running water.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Kendra Clements visits dog owner Billy Madden – along with his dogs Leroy Brown and Underdog – at Tribe Gym, a gym in Oklahoma City that has been converted into a temporary homeless shelter.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Manessa Grady adjusts an oil lamp while spending time with her sons Zechariah and Noah at their Austin home on Tuesday, February 16.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Maria Patterson is breastfeeding her baby daughter Tuesday at their Austin home, which had run out of electricity since Sunday night.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Electric service trucks line up in Fort Worth, Texas on Tuesday.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Karla Perez and Esperanza Gonzalez warm up near a barbecue after their power was cut in Houston on Tuesday.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon stands on his kitchen counter to warm his feet above his gas stove in Austin.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Sunlight filters through steam in Omaha, Nebraska, where temperatures fell below zero on Tuesday.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Camilla Swindle sits in a shopping cart as she and her boyfriend wait in a long line to enter a grocery store in Austin on Tuesday.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Brett Archibad entertains his family as they try to stay warm at their Pflugerville, Texas home on Tuesday.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Residents cleared snow from a sidewalk in Chicago on Tuesday.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Customers use a cell phone light to shop for meat at a Dallas grocery store on Tuesday. Even though the store lost power, it was open for cash sales only.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

A United Airlines jet is de-iced at the George Bush International Airport in Houston.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

A snow plow clears a parking lot in Columbus, Ohio, early Tuesday.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

City worker Kaleb Love works on Tuesday to remove ice from a fountain in Richardson, Texas.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Steam rises from the frozen Missouri River in Kansas City.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Bethany Fischer washes her face as her husband, Nic, lies on a mattress in a Houston church on Tuesday. The couple lost electricity in their house.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Homes in Houston’s Westbury neighborhood were covered in snow on Monday, February 15.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

James Derrick, who is homeless, peeks out of his tent in Oklahoma City on Monday. The city had spent a record five days without climbing more than 20 degrees, and it was not expected to exceed that temperature until Thursday.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Motorists slow down in Indianapolis on Monday.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

A city worker cleans sidewalks in South Bend, Indiana on Monday.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Austin, Texas is blanketed in snow Monday.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Eithan Colindres wears a winter coat indoors after his family’s apartment lost power in Houston on Monday.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

On Monday, two women cross Main Street as snow falls in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

A boy feeds his pigs in St. Joe, Arkansas, Monday.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Ice covers a road sign in Midland, Texas on Monday.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Kirk Caudill shovels snow in Louisville, Kentucky.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Vehicles clear the ice at Nashville International Airport in Tennessee on Monday.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Teams dump the snow they removed from the streets of Oklahoma City.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

People help a stuck motorist in Oklahoma City on Monday.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

On Monday, people are walking on a snowy road in Austin.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Men shovel ice and snow outside stores in Louisville, Ky. On Monday.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

A few cars drive through San Angelo, Texas on Sunday, February 14.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

People enter a Covid-19 testing site in Seattle on Saturday, February 13. Seattle reported over 11 inches of snow over the weekend, its maximum since January 1972.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Harrison Walsh skis through Seattle’s Pike Place Market on Saturday.

Winter storms wreak havoc in the United States

Cars drive on Interstate 705 as snow falls in Tacoma, Wash. On Saturday.

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