Surviving Texas Winter Storm Uri
A few things this experience has taught me (well, is teaching me!). The storm is currently not finished with us yet. However, the greatest impact is the result of the Texas power grid managed by ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas). The audacity to take on such a task all in the name of politics and wealth will never fail to go above anything else. And the authorities from all channels i.e. county, city, and state do not know when or how it will get better.
It is quite obvious a coordinated effort was not put into play to soften the blow of unfortunate circumstances as a result of the Texas Winter Storm. Simple resources and critical information to help prepare folks would have alleviated carbon monoxide poisoning or pipes from bursting.
Preparation is key in everything you do even when it comes to personal hygiene. Always, always prepare for the absolute worst. It conditions your mind mentally and shifts to survival mode. I had to pack a bag and leave my home due to loss of power and water, and still felt like I was not prepared. Like, how can one survive without both power and water during a winter storm? In addition, the phone network was in a disarray. By the way, portable charger for my laptop and to charge smaller devices is on my shopping list. For millions of individuals and families across Texas, it has been a nightmare. And since climate change is real, we really need to get with the program. Why? Texas. Winter. Storm.
Oh, both the president and vice president of ERCOT do not live in the state of Texas. One lives in California and the other lives in Michigan, you choose where and who, it does not even matter at this point. Their monotone, subpar management and leadership throughout this whole ordeal is an understatement.
Supposedly there is more to come in the days ahead so stay tuned…