14 Ways to Prepare for the Next Winter Freeze

14 Ways to Prepare for the Next Winter Freeze

Caroline Marlett holds her dog Kit while scraping the snow off her car after winter storm Uri on February 17, 2021 in Fort Worth.More than 4.8 million Texans lost power and at least two hundred died in last February’s winter storm, when the state descended into chaos as our deregulated power grid failed. It was the most expensive natural disaster in Texas history, with the cost of the damage—everything from flooded homes and insurance claims to factory shutdowns and crop losses—topping $130 billion. This was a preventable disaster, but unfortunately state leaders and legislators have since done little to shore up Texas’s electric grid, which isn’t set up to have backup capacity on standby in the event of a crisis. Unlike Senator Ted Cruz, most of us can’t jet off to Cancún. So, with the seasonal risk of severe winter storms on the horizon, Texans are understandably anxious. “There’s…View Original Post

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