A Personal Account of the Catastrophic Blackout in Texas – After a historic winter storm caused Texas’s electric grid to collapse, more than 3 million Texans remain without electricity and many are without clean water, mostly in Latino and Black communities. There have been reports of multiple car accidents and deaths due to exposure or carbon monoxide poisoning among poor residents. Private power companies are under fire for their lack of preparation. Our collaborator Mariana Pineda was affected by the disaster and describes her difficult experience.
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