“For over six hours, a long line of people in search of shelter stood huddled together waiting for the doors of the George R. Brown convention center to open,” local Houston media reported of the chaos that unfolded as Texas temperatures plunged to deadly levels.
The power-grid failure that plunged up to 15 million Texans into days of darkness will reportedly be resolved by the end of the week.
About 188,000 customers continue to be without power this Friday morning.
2.7 million Texas households, 15 million Texans woke up to their sixth day without heat, electricity, or water on Thursday morning as a polar vortex air mass continues to linger in the Lone Star State.
The power crisis in Texas has expanded to 13 additional states.
More record lows are expected for Tuesday morning across Texas.
Frigid air continues to pour into the central US, overwhelming power grids, forcing operators to implement rolling blackouts like a third world country.
Rolling power outages are in effect across the state of Texas as a polar vortex has poured some of the coldest air ever into the central US. There are nearly 2 million Texan customers without power as of Monday morning.
Wholesale power for delivery Sunday was trading at anywhere from $3,000 to $7,000 a megawatt-hour in some places, triple the records set in some places Saturday and a staggering 2,672% increase from Friday at Texas’s West hub.
Shortly before 1pm, February 13, 2021, the U.S. Senate acquitted former President Donald J. Trump of incitement with a final vote of 57-43, with seven Republicans breaking ranks to vote with the Democrats.