"Lights Come Back On In Texas As Water Woes Rise In The South"

"AUSTIN, Texas — Many of the millions of Texans who lost power for days after a deadly winter blast overwhelmed the electric grid now have it back, but the crisis was far from over in parts of the South, with many people lacking safe drinking water.

About 325,000 homes and businesses remained without power in Texas on Thursday, down from about 3 million a day earlier, though utility officials said limited rolling blackouts were still possible.

The storms also left more than 450,000 from West Virginia to Louisiana without power and 100,000 in Oregon were still enduring a weeklong outage following a massive ice and snow storm."

Paul J. Weber and Jill Bleed report for the Associated Press February 19, 2021.


"U.S. Insurers Brace For Hefty Claims From Texas Storm Once Thaw Sets In" (Reuters)

"How Much the Oil and Gas Industry Paid Texas Republicans Who Are Lying About Wind Energy" (Earther)

"Power Comes Back in Texas, but Water Systems Are Crippled" (New York Times)

"How to Help Winter Storm Relief in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana" (New York Times)

"Texas, The Go-It-Alone State, Is Rattled By The Failure To Keep The Lights On" (Washington Post)

Source: AP, 02/19/2021