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RoboAdmin 02-25-2021 11:00 PM

February 26, 2021: Weather Report And Texas Aid
 
February 26, 2021: Weather Report And Texas Aid

Read this article on the Illuminator.

Buzzardo 02-26-2021 10:51 AM

Re: February 26, 2021: Weather Report And Texas Aid
 
A related note: Amplify Austin 2021 is March 4th and 5th, if folks would like to schedule their donations for that event (which may involve a little better chance to get some matching funds).

I know the Central Texas Food Bank is participating (I plan to donate to them - and Austin PBS - then): https://www.amplifyatx.org/organizat...exas-food-bank

A quick check indicates that the Austin Disaster Relief Network is also participating: https://www.amplifyatx.org/organizat...relief-network

Alden Loveshade 02-27-2021 02:05 PM

Re: February 26, 2021: Weather Report And Texas Aid
 
Thank you for posting places where people can help others in need who were badly hit by the weather.

In retrospect, I was fortunate. I had short blackouts several times a day, which I later learned were part of a rolling blackout to spread the energy so no one would be out for an extended period of time. I had a water leak which ended up being an easy fix.

I'm going to tread delicately here, because this gets perilously close to a political issue. So I'll stick with just the facts and not my opinion. Due to deregulation of utilities in Texas, some people have been hit with electric bills of $8,000 or $11,000 or more. Some companies have customers pay based on "supply and demand."

As for personal supplies, I'm fortunate that I learned years ago to always keep food, water, paper products, and a non-utility heat source on hand (firewood for a fireplace, propane for a propane tank, etc.) I think it's a good idea for everyone to think, "If I couldn't get anything for a week or two, how would I survive?"

It's more than just a motto, it's excellent advice: Be Prepared.


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