Texas Under Siege: Winter Storm Strips Power from Millions

Written by on February 16, 2021

Some 4.3 million people are without power on Tuesday in the state of Texas.

On top of that, the deaths of at least 12 people are already being attributed to the major winter storm that’s sweeping across dozens of states.

The current winter storm is “one of the most merciless in years,” as USA Today put it—and it’s “left a trail of destruction, outages, and subzero temperatures” across many states.

The National Weather Service said that heavy snow and freezing rain could come to parts of the Great Lakes and the Northeast on Tuesday—and that showers and thunderstorms in South Florida could lead to flash flooding.

See these tweets below for more information.

Let’s all think of our fellow citizens who are struggling through this major storm period—and pray for them in their time of tremendous need.

More than 206,000 Austin Energy customers are still without power, as some approach 36 hours without any electricity.

It’s currently 18 degrees outside. Today’s high is 29. And another winter storm is on the way.

Here’s what we’ve heard from people without any power. 1/

— KUT Austin (@KUT) February 16, 2021


Oklahoma City, OK, fell to -14°—the coldest since 1899.

Lawton, OK, fell to -12°—an all-time low.

Dallas, TX, fell to -1°—the coldest since 1989.https://t.co/vHUNpMGX3L

— ABC News (@ABC) February 16, 2021

Winter Storm #Viola will be bringing a large swath of snow from Texas to Maine this week. Alerts have been issued. Ice will once again be a significant risk.

Our coverage of these historic winter storms continues! pic.twitter.com/Q0JFQ0oWhS

— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) February 16, 2021

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