For this Texas family, a struggle to stay warm
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The Warner family in League City, Tex., lost power early on Feb. 15; they don't know when it will return. They are among millions of Texans enduring freezing temperatures amid a large-scale failure of the state’s power grid. Read more: wapo.st/3aod51E. Subscribe to The Washington Post on UZload: wapo.st/2QOdcqK
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  • Fred Flintstone
    Fred Flintstone

    Well, it's really simple to figure out Texans.... The answer to your problems, is in the question.... Have you, or do you support the GOP...? Dah....

  • BrownBear
    BrownBear

    I live in League City texas and I was without power for 4 days last week. The temperature in my house got to 35 degrees.

  • A. S.
    A. S.

    Corporate greed. 🤑 Move into shared co-op electricity like Oregon does. Sue every last company that failed you and give the power back to the people, literally.

  • Ariel Goldfarb
    Ariel Goldfarb

    Americans are not used to real with hardships.

  • AaronP11
    AaronP11

    I hate how hot my country is but wow I would probably hate living in the cold.

  • Rhetoric
    Rhetoric

    Shame on WaPo...give the full story behind DOE Order No. 202-21-1...looks like DOE/ERCOT playing games instead of just turning up the power. And they give this story to pull on everyone's heart strings.

  • Pearl Burl
    Pearl Burl

    I couldn't believe No socks and shoes on the children inside the car!???? How can that be?

  • Dragon_of_Tragedy
    Dragon_of_Tragedy

    Nobody is prepared for a disaster.

  • Christian Hamel
    Christian Hamel

    La tempête du verglas, we are more used to the snow, it's Canada. But for Texas, were snow is not part of there life's, Let's pray that your governor's stops blaming each other for the bill to pay, just focus on the human nature, heat food and water. To know that your elected people are there to solve would-be a stress less for the sinistrated ! Stay warm and keep a faith to your close ones 🙏

  • Renee C
    Renee C

    You should kiss the groung Ted Cruz walks upon because his Vacation to Cancun led to No One asking for help which reduces SOCIALISM and Communism

  • Elliot Smauginberg McPuffinstuffer
    Elliot Smauginberg McPuffinstuffer

    They also need extra calories.

  • thegingerstwo
    thegingerstwo

    Independent fact checkers have labeled this post as false or misleading information.

  • Julianvanderheijden
    Julianvanderheijden

    1st world problems..

  • Cryptic Cyclone
    Cryptic Cyclone

    Lol energy capital of the world. Sounds like wishful thinking

    • Muse Haven
      Muse Haven

      California is the green capital and they are always in a blackout

  • Lucy Cordon
    Lucy Cordon

    Luckily they don't have too much snow left there

  • J G
    J G

    Has anyone asked MTG to warm things up with her “Space Based Lasers”?

  • The Bastard Gift
    The Bastard Gift

    @ 1:41 seconds, no shoes, or even socks, nor gloves. 🙄

  • Richard Olson
    Richard Olson

    "only the strong will survive and the weak will [perish.]" "No one owes you [or] your family anything; nor is it the local government's responsibility to support you during trying times like this!" he said. "Sink or swim it's your choice! The City and County, along with power providers or any other service owes you NOTHING! I'm sick and fired of people looking for a damn handout."

  • Jon Blondell
    Jon Blondell

    God Bless you. I'm in Austin, I understand.

  • Hiro Nito
    Hiro Nito

    Sleeping bags and tent are useful in this kind of situation. And there's no shame if you need to use it inside the house.

  • Celestine Meyers
    Celestine Meyers

    I remember my heater broke in the coldest winter thank God I had 2 kerosene heater in our basement kept the house warm and my neighbor insulated our pipes.

  • Mary Jane
    Mary Jane

    Put some socks on that baby's feet!

  • MrAntiBuffoonery
    MrAntiBuffoonery

    This is what you get for being run by Republicans.

  • Maria Costa
    Maria Costa

    💔💔💔💔💔

  • kelleydavis100
    kelleydavis100

    1:34 tell me why in the world that baby is barefoot?!???! 😳

  • J K
    J K

    Jesus Christ saves from sin. Romans 3: 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Hebrews 9: 27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: Isaiah 64: 6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. Revelation 21: 8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Romans 5: 8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. John 3: 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 14: 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Romans 10: 9-10. That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Jesus said John 5: 24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. 1John 5: 10-13 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. Ephesians 2: 8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Romans 8: 1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 1 Corinthians 15: 3-4 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 2 Corinthians 5: 21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. ..........................................................................................................................................................................................

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    Y King

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  • Rob Wright
    Rob Wright

    Incompetent.

  • John K
    John K

    Jesus Christ saves from sin. Romans 3: 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Hebrews 9: 27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: Isaiah 64: 6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. Revelation 21: 8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Romans 5: 8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. John 3: 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 14: 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Romans 10: 9-10. That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Jesus said John 5: 24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. 1John 5: 10-13 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. Ephesians 2: 8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Romans 8: 1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 1 Corinthians 15: 3-4 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 2 Corinthians 5: 21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. .........................................................................................................................................................................................

  • Rip Steele
    Rip Steele

    Bro...you're spoiled.

  • Mark Harris
    Mark Harris

    I thought you were all Macho Texans bunch of snowflakes rrr hits get the pun

    • Jordan Johnson
      Jordan Johnson

      They are not all macho Texans. I have the best UZload channel.

  • Derrick Connolly
    Derrick Connolly

    Thank god that there's still gas for your cars. But please move your car out of the garage.

  • D V
    D V

    I live in Texas, but why aren’t people more prepared. Some people call me a crazy preper but I don’t have their issues.

    • Richard Olson
      Richard Olson

      When your state fails to meet the basic elements of civilization: I'm the most freee "only the strong will survive and the weak will [perish.]" "No one owes you [or] your family anything; nor is it the local government's responsibility to support you during trying times like this!" he said. "Sink or swim it's your choice! The City and County, along with power providers or any other service owes you NOTHING! I'm sick and fired of people looking for a damn handout."

  • Buckeye Fangirl19
    Buckeye Fangirl19

    We have thousands without power in ohio, wv and ky but all we hear is texas....the rest of us are suffering too. Been without power or heat for a week and no end in sight with more ice and snow coming.

    • Melissa Arispe
      Melissa Arispe

      Yea it was off here for mostly2days.I lived in tx for40yrs but grew up in oklahoma.They would laugh at this but the problem here is it effects thousands and thousands of people not just a few.yea snow in oklahoma sticks around for weeks.I just know this next time i will prepare.I havent seen weather like this here for yrs.Hope things go well with you whereever you are God bless

  • Margo
    Margo

    I hope the damage to their house is not too severe once this is all over. Good they have someplace to go where they do have power. Take care. Stay safe.

  • CanyonFox45 This is my good side Hah!
    CanyonFox45 This is my good side Hah!

    Why would you have water pipes in the attic? Why wouldn't you have a cord of wood always on standby? Because you rely on HVAC BS, and don't know what it means to survive. We lose power,we also lose water! Sounds like hippie whinging in Texas!

  • myfamilymatters
    myfamilymatters

    I struggle to figure out why the children are not dressed for the cold, if it’s cold. Put some socks, shoes, hats, jackets and warm them on. Sheesh!

  • divinelotus19
    divinelotus19

    This quy is a damn quack. Those who believe in God don't think like him.

  • Shelly Wray
    Shelly Wray

    I think maybe since its mid Feb and people crying about being cold, socks on the toddler might be a good place to start. I can't believe that baby has her feet naked!!!

    • A G
      A G

      Some would say keeping socks and shoes on a toddler is like trying to nail jello to the wall.

    • Fredy Toiber
      Fredy Toiber

      Your empathy shows

  • L P
    L P

    My friends mom is on oxygen. Been without for several hours now. 🙏🏽🙏🏽

    • Shelly Wray
      Shelly Wray

      LP.. That happened to my friend with COPD who needed oxygen 24/7 and you have to make sure you don't get snowed in where emt can't get to you. Perhaps call the rescue non emergency and let them know where you are and what to do.

  • ThxGod It'sOver
    ThxGod It'sOver

    REVELATION 1:12-19, REVELATION 2:18, REVELATION 3:20, MATTHEW 22:35-40

  • dont care what you think
    dont care what you think

    That's not cold try being in Chicago are .. I'm 30 miles and it's minus 8 at 11 am..18 inches of snow..

  • dont care what you think
    dont care what you think

    Put shoes on that baby.

  • Dirty Shame
    Dirty Shame

    League City, for those of us in NW Texas, is the tropics. Below zero temps, no power, water wells shutdown and mainly no way to get information from anyone. Its almost like they are hiding the real problems from us. Governor runs to Hannity to blame a NY congresswoman and the dumb suck it up.

  • God is Good
    God is Good

    Rub your hands together, it will warm them up.😳😟 Gloves would work better.

  • I'm The Best
    I'm The Best

    You have a fireplace and no snow or ice that I can see. You're fine. You''re not even wearing a coat, and your hat isn't even on your ears. I'm in my house in two coats and two pairs of pants. Pretty sure you're not even a real person but a bunch of hired actors, and not very good ones

    • Shelly Wray
      Shelly Wray

      I'm the best..I am pretty sure they are real, just used to living in a warm climate, like Florida and are uneducated when it comes to common knowledge concerning heating a home and layering your clothes.

  • TheyCallMeBigHead
    TheyCallMeBigHead

    I'm just a little confused about their attire in this polar vortex especially considering I don't see any snow or ice and they don't seem to be dressed for winter in the house and in the car the baby has no shoes on. Maybe I'm missing something

    • Melissa Arispe
      Melissa Arispe

      @Cryptic Cyclone lol

    • Cryptic Cyclone
      Cryptic Cyclone

      I just assume they aren't very bright individuals. I once sat next to a girl complaining about how cold she was but had a jacket tied around her waist.

    • AA14CBF
      AA14CBF

      Same here. I've seen another footage that a woman and her kids are in T-shirts and shorts in freezing cold temperature.

    • divinelotus19
      divinelotus19

      Not you are correct. That means they are dense. Severely dense.

  • Beto Ortiz
    Beto Ortiz

    That's why you get a generator and shark bites. You never know when you're gonna need power or fix a plumbing leak.

    • The Bastard Gift
      The Bastard Gift

      What is a shark bite?

  • Immortal Asirpa
    Immortal Asirpa

    My dogs love it when we have weeks-long outtages in Seattle because they get to sleep in the bed for community survival. They become rock stars. Makes a huge difference.

    • Psyco Geek
      Psyco Geek

      The fuzzy water bottle. Hairy hand warmers And they know how to hunker down.

  • heideh madjzoub
    heideh madjzoub

    😢😢😢😢😢❤❤❤❤❤

  • René Venegas
    René Venegas

    America is a failed state

    • Shelly Wray
      Shelly Wray

      America is not a failed state, we are just suffering through some really bad choices by people who are all about power and pleasing the Global idiots. We are not a failed state.

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    William Zheng

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  • Charles A. Carter
    Charles A. Carter

    You vote for s#$t you get s#:t

  • Expand Health Inc.
    Expand Health Inc.

    "Number one energy capital in the world". This is so sad.

    • Muse Haven
      Muse Haven

      Let me guess you think magic green energy would have prevented this

  • torquewrench jeff
    torquewrench jeff

    lol cold inTexas??? Forgive me for not being sympathetic as I should but we live worse off every winter in Wisconsin,I mean I remember pulling wood out the forest on a sled at 2am in4ft of snow

    • torquewrench jeff
      torquewrench jeff

      @Miss Mutton yep you're right

    • Miss Mutton
      Miss Mutton

      @torquewrench jeff Are you really going to argue with me about this? You got people literally dying in these conditions. Develop some damn empathy

    • torquewrench jeff
      torquewrench jeff

      @Miss Mutton infrastructure???lol i've seen families in northern Wi in uninsulated houses that would wear 3 pairs of socks, 3 pairs of sweatpants+ shirts make it by in 30 below weather.

    • Blake Berlin
      Blake Berlin

      I'm in San Antonio. It got this cold 30 years ago, but for nowhere near this long. We're prepared for harsh weather, but harshness at the other end of the spectrum. I've been mostly without power for 3 days, but a little prep and making do and we're fine. I hope to not see lots of money spent to address the "next time," which is unlikely to occur in the lifetime of anyone today. As for what people are wearing, unless they travel to colder climates, buying clothes for extreme cold is a waste.

    • Miss Mutton
      Miss Mutton

      That's because your infrastructure in Wisconsin is more suited for the harsh winters you have every year. In the south, it normally doesn't get that cold in the winter. Our homes are better suited for keeping heat out during the summer (triple digit numbers). Its a keen to having a blizzard in Australia. I'm really worried about all my family and friends in Texas right now. :(

  • jeannine Poulin
    jeannine Poulin

    They are blessed to have a fireplace........ I feel bad for the ones who do not have a fireplace and for the homeless.

    • Fred Flintstone
      Fred Flintstone

      @Melissa Arispe Blessings...? Perhaps, That's part of the problem with Americas current brain state. Too much unrealistic fantasy blessings, superstitions, and wishful thinking. And not enough rational, reasonable. and critical thinking.... I agree about the fireplace though... At least they could even burn the furniture, if they absolutely had too..

    • Melissa Arispe
      Melissa Arispe

      We have one but failed to stock up on wood.weve never had a power outage like this in north Texas but we hung in there.we got wood after the electric come on wouldnt you know.were all survivers though through good and bad.God bless your family

  • Eddie Armijo
    Eddie Armijo

    Class action lawsuit. Profit over people.

  • Aotearoa Whanau
    Aotearoa Whanau

    European Liberalism / Socialism / Communism in full swing in GOP Texas.

  • J B
    J B

    Well count on WaPo for ‘cutting edge’ reporting on things in Tx.

  • Charles Zorn
    Charles Zorn

    Our politicians in Texas are only beholding to the Evangelical Church (which brainwashes people to vote conservative and against their own interests) and their biggest campaign contributors, large corporations that don't want regulations that would have prevented this because it cuts into their profits. The politicians in Texas get their votes from the Evangelical Church and their money from big corporations. It's so hard to convince people of this because the preacher tells them otherwise. Oh yeah... don't forget the power of Fox News.

  • Ralph York
    Ralph York

    Meanwhile ... Abbott spends his time on Faux News blaming Latina Congresspersons from NY for all his problems. Who has been running Texas for over 2 decades again? But this is the guy who wanted Texan seniors to sacrifice themselves to COVID for the grandchildren ... guess he would say the same here ... provided they don't freeze to death first.

  • Harrysmom2008
    Harrysmom2008

    Maybe start with socks and shoes on the babies, that may keep them a bit warmer.

    • uMe & The Doctor
      uMe & The Doctor

      Yes but they take them off

    • Medley keisha
      Medley keisha

      Facts

    • J B
      J B

      Hats as well.

  • Jane Eyre
    Jane Eyre

    The Mom with all the bags strapped to her. Also no key in the ignition with a baby outside behind the vehicle.

    • Irene Montoya
      Irene Montoya

      I can offer you my prayers for you!

    • Irene Montoya
      Irene Montoya

      Lots of criticism ,shame,I didn't see what you saw, I just saw a family that is struggling ,to bad they got no solutios from critics

  • VAPX007
    VAPX007

    Little things! For a start, try putting socks on your little one's feet! That's where the heat disappears: The extremities. Even if a kid hated socks I'd at least give it a go at getting them on them. You're all barely wearing any clothes like it's not cold at all. If it's really bad and you have no mittens, you can also put socks on their little hands. And where's your jumper? You're in what, only two t-shirts? That's spring clothing.

    • somethingcooliguess
      somethingcooliguess

      I agree. I don't want to "victim blame," but it's strange to see how they are dressed. I'm from LA so I still don't have "real winter" grade coats as you would have in NY or Chicago. Even then, when it's cold, I was taught to wear 3 layers of long sleeve and thermal underwear and socks. Even if you don't have heavy down jackets, layering still helps!

    • Psyco Geek
      Psyco Geek

      Well those are all good suggestions , but wasn't he having a whole lot more fun , burning the neighbors fence in his fireplace 😅

    • Ms. Sharon
      Ms. Sharon

      @VAPX007 😂😂😂😂@ dont @me but you're 100 percent correct

    • J B
      J B

      Hats are step one.

    • VAPX007
      VAPX007

      I know I'm talking to myself, don't @me.

  • King Jerry Coleman IV
    King Jerry Coleman IV

    American who never travel alot always end their sentence with , we are this or that of the world ..... Bruh have you been to China , Japan or even Russia ...... To see what powerhouse of the world looks like

  • King Jerry Coleman IV
    King Jerry Coleman IV

    How come them weather forecast didn't predict this and get you guys prepare

    • Miss Mutton
      Miss Mutton

      Texans are not used to harsh weather conditions like this. I know my family in Texas bought supplies but not everyone has the funds nor the correct clothing.

    • Expand Health Inc.
      Expand Health Inc.

      The lack of proper, suitable infrastructure is what is increasing the danger exponentially.

    • Nighthawknorth 94
      Nighthawknorth 94

      It did. They didn’t believe it would be as bad as it was.

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