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Winter Storm 2021

Here’s what you need to know if you don’t have access to clean water or are concerned about burst pipes

As power returns, half the state has issues with its water supply, and thawing pipes are at risk of bursting and flooding homes.

Nao Ohdrea pours water into a container at Meanwhile Brewery in Austin on Feb. 18, 2021. Several breweries were offering fre…

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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If you don’t have any running water:

If there are problems with your pipes:

If you’re under a boil water notice:

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