Anger rises over Texas power outages while the cold holds its grip

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Anger over the Texas power grid failing in the face of a record freeze in winter is mounting as millions of residents continued to shiver with no assurance that their electricity and heat – 36 hours or more in many households – will soon be back or forth would stop as soon as the time comes.

“I know people are angry and frustrated,” said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who woke more than 1 million people in his city who did not have electricity. “Me too.”

Between 2 and 3 million customers in Texas were still without power. Nearly two full days after the historic snowfall and single-digit temperatures, the demand for electricity spiked to warm homes unused to such extreme lows, kinking the state’s power grid and causing widespread blackouts.

The winter weather that …

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