Have you ever thought you’d see Texas turn into Canada this winter? As several winter storms swept through the state this week, temperatures dropped below -2°F (-19°C) for the first time in decades. The record-breaking cold and the ongoing devastating snowstorms made the energy demands across the state skyrocket, so rolling power outages were implemented across the state to conserve energy.
Completely unequipped to deal with such weather and forced to save energy, millions of people were left with little to no power for days. The pictures below show how the deadly storm has affected the state and individual households in general. Let’s hope and pray that a spell of warmer weather is on the way and the millions affected by the storms will soon experience relief.
1. Inside an apartment in Dallas
2. The majestic Texas Longhorn near Enchanted Rock State Park
3. "Going to the restroom in Texas today. (Real pic from a house in Dallas)"
4. The Valentine's Day freeze in Houston
5. "Texas Game Wardens assigned to Cameron county rescued 141 sea turtles from the frigid waters of the Brownsville Ship Channel and surrounding bays"
6. Things look completely unlike Texas in Fredericksburg
7. Some people come up with creative ways to plow snow
8. A frozen fountain in Houston
9. "Seeing snow on our cactus is so surreal!"
10. "It’s hard to see the beauty in any of this snow through the pits in our stomachs, shivering animals, no running water, and no power for over 100 hours at the farm. We’ve all been doing our best to keep the eggs warm and the animals fed, but this egg got away"
11. "It’s hard to believe I’m still in Texas..."
12. Some don't seem to mind the sub-zero weather
13. Cats playing on a completely frozen swimming pool
14. The snow-covered cityscape of Austin, Texas
15. This car wash is completely frozen over!
16. A frozen playground in Houston, Texas
17. "Left the faucet dripping to keep the pipes from freezing. It didn’t work out. Taylor, Texas"
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