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Millions without power in Texas amid ‘unprecedented’ winter storm

Sam Fagg skis on the beach near 45th Street in Galveston, Texas on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, after an overnight winter storm covered the island in ice and snow. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)

Sam Fagg skis on the beach near 45th Street in Galveston, Texas on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, after an overnight winter storm covered the island in ice and snow. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)

Sam Fagg skied on the beach near 45th Street in Galveston, Texas on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, after an overnight winter storm covered the island in ice and snow. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)

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UPDATED 6:15 PM PT – Monday, February 15, 2021

Officials in Texas sounded the alarm as turbines froze and power supplies were threatened.

At least 2.5 million residents are without power in the Lone Star State and electric companies are issuing rolling blackouts. Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) reassured residents on Monday, saying the state’s power grid was not compromised by the freezing temperatures, but warned the storm is unprecedented.

A number of residents said they are trying to stay positive.

“Water was gone at 8:30, power was off, we’re obviously one of millions in the same boat as everyone in Houston,” Texas resident Matt Gelatti said. “We’re out in Cady and it’s cold, but we’re trying to get through it. As you can see everybody is out and about.”

Icicles hang on a watch for ice on bridge road sign Monday, Feb. 15, 2021 in Houston. A winter storm making its way from the southern Plains to the Northeast is affecting air travel. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Icicles hung on a watch for ice on bridge road sign Monday, Feb. 15, 2021 in Houston. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)

 

Officials are working to restore power to residents, but said thousands at least may still wake up without power. Several cities have opened warming centers and most of the state’s airports have canceled any scheduled flights.

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