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Gov. Abbott’s 4-part path to recovery from winter storm in Texas

The plan consists of restoring energy, restoring water, rushing up meals and water provide and getting refineries broken again on-line to assist gas.

HOUSTON — As winter storm recovery efforts proceed throughout the state, Governor Greg Abbott laid out a plan to assist Texans get better.

“We are working across the clock and we’ll proceed to work across the clock to deal with and meet your wants and challenges,” Gov. Abbott stated.

The plan consists of restoring energy, restoring water, rushing up meals and water provide and getting refineries broken again on-line to assist gas.

The state has already delivered water on C-17’s to areas like Galveston.

Of the 7,000 native public water techniques in the state, 1,000 have been impacted affecting 14 million Texans.

“I’ve ordered the state legislature to examine precisely why E.R.C.O.T. fell quick right here and to be certain that this by no means occurs once more,” Gov. Abbott stated.

Ed Hirs is a University of Houston Energy Fellow, who tells KHOU 11 he is not stunned by what occurred this week. He stated after the Texas grid failed in a chilly snap 10 years in the past, there have been calls to repair it. The purpose it didn’t occur is money.

“It’s going to come out of the taxpayer’s pockets or the buyer’s pockets, and by the best way, that’s the identical pockets,” Hirs stated.

Texas lawmakers have already got a tricky session forward: a price range deficit, financial loss from the pandemic and now retaining the lights on, on the thoughts of each Texan.

“Our prices are going to be a lot higher than neighboring states for awhile while we catch up and build the infrastructure,” Hirs stated.