MAYBE THE OCCUPATION HEAD HAND PUPPET FOR THE USA SHOULD HAVE BEEN WORKING TO HELP TEXICANS INSTEAD OF FORCING TEXICANS TO BUY HIS KIN’S IMMORAL PRODUCTS FROM OCCUPIED PALESTINE?
The Ole Occupied Republic of Texas First Dog!
Update (1245 ET): ERCOT officials said Thursday morning that “significant progress” was made on Wednesday night in restoring customer power, though outages remained.
“We’re to the point in the load restoration where we are allowing transmission owners to bring back any load they can related to this load shed event,” said ERCOT Senior Director of System Operations Dan Woodfin in a statement. “We will keep working around the clock until every single customer has their power back on.”
ERCOT officials said rotating outages might need to be implemented for the next couple of days to keep the grid stable.
Update (1123 ET): Reuters reports House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expects the House Committee on Energy and Commerce to examine Texas’s energy issues that resulted in one of the worst controlled blackouts in the country’s history.
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Millions of Texans woke up for the sixth day on Thursday, as one of the nation’s wealthiest states can barely supply electricity to its residents. The power crisis has spread well among its borders crippling Northern Mexico.
According to NYPost, at least 2.7 million Texas households were without heat, electricity, or water on Thursday morning as a polar vortex air mass continues to linger in the Lone Star State.
The death toll from the historic cold snap and multiple winter storms has increased to at least 30. Besides power plants, the deep freeze has crippled critical infrastructure systems across the state, such as water treatment plants and cellular networks.
“This is in many ways disasters within the disaster,” said Judge Lina Hidalgo, the top elected official in Harris County, which encompasses Houston. “The cascading effects are not going to go away.”
In a note Wednesday, we asked if “Is Texas Facing A Humanitarian Crisis?” Come to find out, the answer is yes. The cascading effects of days without power have effectively transformed some parts of Texas into a third-world country.