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Winter Storm 2021

How to help and get help in Texas as the winter storm causes power outages

Local organizations are providing warming shelters and resources, while nonprofits are asking for donations and volunteers.

People push on the back of a truck to attempt to get the vehicle unstuck from the snow in Austin on Feb. 15, 2021.

Winter Storm 2021

As Texas faced record-low temperatures this February and snow and ice made roads impassable, the state’s electric grid operator lost control of the power supply, leaving millions without access to electricity. As the blackouts extended from hours to days, top state lawmakers called for investigations into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, and Texans demanded accountability for the disaster. We have compiled a list of resources for Texans who are seeking help, or places to get warm. To get updates sent straight to your phone, text "hello" to 512-967-6919 or visit this page to sign up.

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