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Abbott Declares “State of Emergency” During Power Grid Crisis


Recently, Texas has been experiencing extreme, cold weather conditions that have heavily impacted its power grid, thus affecting its citizens. Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) has come under fire from Texans and Democratic lawmakers who claim he and the state have been unprepared for the weather crisis. This criticism comes after a previous winter in which a similar situation occurred.

According to data from energy tracker, there are still nearly 100,000 Texans without power, as of today. Facing constant criticism and unfortunate weather circumstances, Gov. Greg Abbott has released a statement declaring a state of emergency for Texas.

“I’ve issued a disaster declaration for Texas counties impacted by this week’s ice storms. Texas is providing all available resources to help these communities recover,” stated Abbott. He continued, saying, “Thank you to our emergency response personnel helping their fellow Texans.”


“WHEREAS, I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, do hereby certify that severe winter weather and heavy rain pose a threat of imminent disaster, including widespread and severe property damage, injury, and loss of life, due to significant ice accumulations, sub-freezing temperatures, freezing rain and sleet, hazardous travel disruptions, power outages, and heavy rains in Denton, Hays, Henderson, Milam, Smith, Travis, and Williamson Counties,” stated the Texas Governor…


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