The Lone Star State—first hit by snow and ice earlier this week and a massive power grid crisis—is now suffering through a water crisis.
About 13 million Texas residents, or roughly half the state’s approximately 29 million people, were under an advisory to boil their drinking water, Fox News and other outlets have reported.
Many communities have opened up supply sites and are offering water to struggling residents.
For many, adequate food supplies are also now in question.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott asked President Joe Biden for a major disaster declaration in order to bring federal resources to assist the state.
“We need to make sure we use every tool possible to get water restored to our fellow Texans,” Abbott said, according to FOX 4 of Dallas.
Some store owners and others have generously and bravely stepped up to help their fellow citizens and neighbors.
See this tweet with one example:
Early on Friday, crews in Houston could be seen preparing bottled water supplies for distribution at Delmar Stadium, as Fox News noted. The distribution was scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. CT, the Houston Office of Emergency Management wrote in a Twitter message.
Many are wondering why the federal government—and President Biden—have not done more, and more quickly, to help Texans on the ground during this continuing disaster.
See the following tweets about the emergency.
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—By CNJ Staff