Texas has not experienced a snowstorm since 1929. But from February 13th to February 17th, Texas experienced an unpredictable storm.
The Texas storm caused water pipes in houses to freeze, leaving people without running water. The Texas storm also caused power lines to shut off, leaving people without electricity. Some people even could not access food and water because most grocery stores were closed, and the electricity outage caused refrigerators to stop working.
The Texas storm left around 15 million people with water damage. According to the FEMA data, “Texas has risen to 23,107 injuries.” Around 58 people have died from the storm. The storm could cost more money than any disaster in the state history. Texans were not prepared for the storm to hit Texas and, when it did, it hit so hard that it destroyed many of their homes.
In addition, the storm caused the delivery of vaccines to be delayed. Communication because of the lack of electricity was hindered and the delivery workers certainly could not travel in the snow. Schools closed even after the storm passed because the districts said crews need to clean up water damage and repair pipes.
The storm hit Texas hard and left Texas in a crisis. Texas is still recovering from the damage, but they, hopefully, now know what to do when another storm hits.