I feel for a lot of the Texans because having lived in the south for a lot of my life there just isn’t an infrastructure to deal with this kind of thing. To make things worse the state government cut construction regulations on things like insulation, plumbing and electrical standards, and electrical infrastructure. So a ton of the houses built/renovated since then have been ripe for such an event to make it come crumbling down. You can joke and make fun of their state government all you want, but remember people are really suffering. Regulations can hurt businesses but remember most regulations are written in blood, and are there for a reason. Oh and while Texas’ was particularly bad, US infrastructure in general has been due for repair and upgrade for 2 decades, so we all don’t need to feel too smug. Also use this comment as a sign that you need to know where in your house the valves to shut off water are. Knowing how to quickly cut the water main when a pipe bursts can save you $$$
@Spetsnaz , same with here in north alabama, chicago friend making fun of me because 3 inches of snow might shut everything down. I asked how may snow plows they had, and he said he couldn't even say. We have to borrow them from a town in tennessee 45 minutes north, we will only see snow like this once every 5-6 years, so the city/state spending millions on snow equipment just isn't worth the cost.
@Spetsnaz , I live in Texas and my apartment is half flooded from a busted pipe and I approve of this message
@Spetsnaz , I feel bad but I also think it's ted cruise's reaction is hilarious considering he complained about california and other politicians vacation times during crisis so it's kinda a mix bag. I hope everyone gets through it ok but I'd like to think they'd also learn the importance of infrastructure maintenance and regulation.
It's a freak winter storm, they aren't used to this and their infrastructure isn't set up to deal with it, plus it's mostly just one now not fun snow.
Normally it's them being dramatic but this is insane weather for the south
@Mantis Tobaggan, from what I understand they decided to not use the national power grid and instead produce their own, which would be a good idea given the size of the state and the resources available to them. Where it all fell apart was not winterizing the equipment to survive more than an inch of snow.
@Mantis Tobaggan, man ive never seen this shít.
It honestly annoying how a tiny amount of snow will usually send Texas into a panic. But this was actual bullshít. My small town had people stock piling propane and hoarding tp all over again
@Mantis Tobaggan, not a normal freak winter storm either. This was the worst one in 30 years. I live in east Texas and my city had the lowest temperature ever recorded one night at -6 degrees Fahrenheit.
@Guy Fawkes, im a Texan, we do not get snow. Especially on the coast. Who would expect it to snow in Galveston? The fact that our state is self sustaining makes it worse when we arent prepared.
@Mantis Tobaggan, this is insane weather for pretty much anywhere, especially when you have no heat or water.
I live in west Texas and work at Walmart. We haven't really ever seen weather like this. Because of the snow, we didn't get our dairy or frozen trucks for 3 days. So we ran out of eggs and milk and everything. Even now, we haven't recovered. We have to deal with all the idiots getting mad that we're empty. Not our faults. It's all been a big fustercluck.
When I was younger I would have made jokes too, but now I realize that it is a state failing its people and that is truly upsetting
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@heybruh, they’re just there... y’know?
@ZeroG1422, I do. But not sure what your dick is doing here