Texans gather to help neighbors in a severe frost while officials catch a cold
When A deadly Arctic explosion struck TexasKenna Titus, a law student in Austin, panicked about whether she and her partner could keep themselves and their dog warm, and whether friends and neighbors had what they needed.
Then came the torrent of suffering. A senior housing complex was without water for days, heating centers closed due to power and water failures, and cancer patients in a hospital desperate for food.
“Everywhere I go I only see people who have failed completely,” said Titus, adding to widespread criticism Texas elected officials caught cold from the storm. “You weren’t prepared. You shouldn’t be prepared. You couldn’t prepare. “