Just before 7 a.m. Tuesday, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner reported that 1.37 million customers — businesses and households — in the Houston region still had no power. “I know people are angry and frustrated,” he said in a tweet. “So am I.”
Angry and frustrated is not the half of it. Try enraged and fearful.
Across Texas, fully 1 in 3 of the state’s 12 million electricity customers was left in the cold — suffering both from a lack of heat and in some cases water but also from a maddening lack of information from state leadership on what happened, why, and when civilization would be restored.