The catastrophic February storm led to one of the biggest power outages in U.S. history, knocking out electricity to more than 4 million customers and leading to hundreds of deaths. Many homes were left without heat and water for days, and some for weeks. Could we go through it again?
The most severe scenario considered by ERCOT for this winter — very high demand for power, extensive fossil fuel outages, and low renewable power production — does not capture the amount of power lost during February.
The Biden administration is helping to distribute several billion dollars in aid for winter heating and utility bills.
Households can expect heating bills to jump as much as 54% this winter, according the the US. Energy Information Administration.
NOAA has released its 2021-2022 winter weather outlook with the return of La Niña. Here’s what to expect based on where you live.
For almost two months after the freeze, several Third Ward families didn’t have running water. Today, their water pressure remains low. On Tuesday, they were a day away from being evicted until local officials stepped in to help.
Boil water notices are being issued throughout the greater Houston area.
171,000 Texans are without power. As of 2:30 p.m. Friday, CenterPoint reports more than 6,300 customers without lights, and Entergy reported more than 2,300 customers without power.
Emergency shelters and warming centers will be opening due to the arctic blast that is moving into the Houston-area.
Officials in Texas say the winter storm that knocked out power and water to millions of residents is providing an opportunity for some unscrupulous merchants to take advantage of the situation by charging exorbitant prices for essential supplies.
A local firefighter in Odessa, Texas was caught on video rescuing a dog separated from her owner and trapped in a semi-frozen pond.
The deadly winter storms that knocked out power for millions in Texas and other states have exceeded the worst-case scenarios of many U.S. utilities.
Power and water outages are causing a crisis at some clinics and hospitals.
Images from the NOAA-NASA Suomi NPP satellite compared before-and-after photos of the lights in Houston, Texas during a record-breaking winter storm.
Lost wind power makes up only a fraction of the reduction in power-generating capacity that has brought outages to millions of Texans across the state during a major winter storm.
About 28 units were affected by the fire, forcing 50-60 residents to seek shelter in the middle of a winter storm that has knocked out power to millions of Texans.
Houston residents struggling to survive the bitter cold without heat and power.
Joel Osteen opened his church as a warming shelter and Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale his Gallery Furniture stores on North Freeway and in Richmond.
ERCOT manages the flow of electric power to more than 26 million Texas customers, representing about 90% of the state's electric load.
Members of ERCOT were grilled by journalists about why so many Texans are without power as most of the state deals with freezing temperatures.