Texas TikTok users are capturing the devastation from this week’s snow storm
Some have reached out to TikTok to help document the effects of the historic cold snap as power outages and water shortages spread nationwide following a major winter storm in Texas this week.
The videos show homes flooded from burst pipes, families huddled under blankets and even boiling snow before using it for drinking and cooking, and offer the world a glimpse into the dire conditions many continue to face in Texas are exposed.
In Austin, Texas, 27-year-old Matt Qualman reached out to TikTok after breaking and burning his son’s baby gate to keep it warm as the temperature in his apartment was only nine degrees. (Warning: video contains profanity.)
“It’s snowing and freezing and we had no heat … I didn’t have any firewood at the time and I didn’t know where to buy it because no …