Winter storms continue to move across the U.S. this week, while millions of Texans struggle to navigate power outages expected to continue until at least Thursday. According to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), 2.7 million households are still without power as of Wednesday morning, a staggering number that was a relative improvement from earlier in the week.
Some cities in the state have issued boil-water notices as the storm wreaks havoc on utility infrastructures. One county alone reported more than 300 cases of carbon monoxide poisoning from dangerous attempts to stay warm. Harrowing tales of the desperation of the state's residents are mounting. Preliminary reports say more than a dozen people have died from weather-related events across the country. Read more...More about Texas, Donate, Social Good, Climate Environment, and Activism