This has been a rough week for us Texans.
First, we were hit with a winter storm of ice, that left our roads slippery.
Then, we were hit with another winter storm that brought snow and the lowest temperatures Texas has seen since the 40s, and another round of ice.
Texas wasn’t prepared for this kind of weather, we are more prepared for over 100 degree weather.
Our power grid was not prepared to handle the amount of electricity being used to warm houses, so many of us were left with rolling blackouts or no electricity at all, for days!
Most Texans don’t have 4 wheel drive vehicles, so they were stuck in their homes with no power and no water.
So many car accidents happened this week because of the ice, including a massive 100 car pileup on 1-35 where 6 people were killed. My prayers go out to all the victims of that tragic event.
Families searched for firewood to keep them warm.
This has definitely been a hard time for Texas. To see so many struggling to stay warm and have food to eat.
So many families had to throw their food out because of the power outage, and our grocery stores had to throw out spoiled food from their power outages.
The grocery stores are not able to restock fast enough, leaving bare shelves and families searching for food.
As the ice is melting people are finding their pipes busted and are without water.
After all this, I find myself so grateful that I was able to stay warm with my fireplace and was able to feed my family. We had the rolling blackouts but we never fully lost our electricity.
We did go without water for a couple of days but I am beyond thankful that our pipes did not burst.
I am beyond sad for all the families that had to endure so much anguish during this, and for the families still without power and water. My heart and prayers go out to them.
Through all the bad, I saw so much good in my fellow Texans. I saw people opening their homes up for families to stay warm. I saw people delivering firewood and food for families in need.
I pray as the snow melts, my fellow Texans can pick up the pieces this winter storm brought with it.
I am proud to be a Texan!