Biden plans to increase federal disaster relief to Texas
President Biden said Friday he would hasten state aid to Texas after a winter storm sparked an electricity and utility crisis that left people on the streets looking for them Ways to Access Clean Drinking Water.
Many Texans said they felt abandoned by the government and were puzzled that relief had only arrived days after the ongoing crisis. Some local officials said icy roads hampered the delivery of supplies, and the simultaneous distribution of all of the state in need of help made distribution slower and more complicated than a disaster in a localized area.
“I don’t know where the hell FEMA is,” said Gary Macha, a 74-year-old Austin retiree who was waiting in a line of hundreds to fill water jugs at a local brewery Friday afternoon. Mr. Macha said …