Cypress neighbors face another cold night without water, power


A person and his pregnant spouse drove greater than 20 miles to attempt to discover bottled water however needed to accept 2 bottles of Gatorade.

CYPRESS, Texas — Across Cypress, frustrations on this historic winter storm reaching a fever pitch.

“It’s bulls**t,” stated Paul Nguyen. “I feel like we shouldn’t be going through this. It’s been, like, three days.”

Three days and counting, and issues solely getting worse for a lot of households. The power grid has been something however dependable.

“For awhile, it was hectic,” stated Coby McGee. “We didn’t know if we were going to have fuel or the generator would be working.”

For some, not having power comes with lethal penalties.

“It’s life or death,” McGee stated. “It’s not a luxury for him. He has to have it to breathe.”

At the Solea Senior Community in Cypress, members of the family stated residents have been at the hours of darkness for days. There’s no water both. Some households used snow to maintain their fridges cold. Others used it to replenish bathtubs to stock up on water.

“It’s been a little crazy,” stated Christine Patterson. “A ton of dirty dishes piling up. Really hard flushing toilets obviously.”

Finding bottled water almost inconceivable. Lines have been as much as an hour lengthy simply to get within the door at this Cypress HEB off Tuckerton Road.

“We drove to the Heights to find some water. Unfortunately everyone is out, or there are long lines for up to two hours,” stated Parth Shah.

Shah’s spouse Bulbul Patel is 38 weeks pregnant.

“It’s been really rough to stay warm, and I’m worried about water more than power,” Patel stated.

Toddlers and their mother and father have been left at the hours of darkness for hours. There is not any actual assure when the lights will keep on for good. Anger is escalating as houses sit at the hours of darkness whereas empty close by faculties closed for the week keep lit up. Neighbors concern this chaos might final for a number of extra days. 

“These things could have been avoided, if proper measures had been taken,” Shah stated. “This situation could have been avoided.”