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How to help Texas during winter storm blackouts | PBS NewsHour

Residents take refuge at a shelter on Feb. 18, 2021, after record-breaking winter temperatures in Galveston, Texas. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
Residents take refuge at a shelter on Feb. 18, 2021, after record-breaking winter temperatures in Galveston, Texas. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

An unprecedented winter storm and unprepared electrical grid has left millions of Texans without reliable power and water and has killed at least 20 people since Monday. Rolling blackouts stretched into days, with more than 400,000 households still without power Feb. 18 as another storm looms Thursday.

The incoming storm is expected to have devastating effects, particularly in counties southwest of San Antonio where COVID-19 cases are already spreading significantly. About seven million people were told to boil water or stop using it entirely as pipes and water mains burst in the frigid temperatures.

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Major Storm Unleashes Ice, Snow And Frigid Temperatures Across Much Of The U.S.

The powerful storm is bringing record-low temperatures, widespread power outages and hazardous conditions to a swath of the country the National Weather Service calls “unprecedented and expansive.”

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The polar vortex is about to split in two. But what does that actually mean?

The polar vortex might mean cold weather—but it's not clear how much snow or ice that might mean.Jaymantri/Pexels
The polar vortex might mean cold weather—but it’s not clear how much snow or ice that might mean.Jaymantri/Pexels

The science behind the polar vortex is incredibly complicated, and we’ve only recently begun to understand how changes at our planet’s poles impact weather at more moderate latitudes.

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DRONE VIDEO: Snowy day at Red Rock

8 News Now Chief Photographer captured this beautiful video of Red Rock Conservation Area Thursday morning. It’s a rare sight!

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