CBS News - 1 hour 4 min ago
Mississippi's largest city is still without full access to water after sub-zero temperatures severely damaged its aging infrastructure. Jackson, a city of mostly Black residents, is the only city in the state still having issues. Janet Shamlian has more on the growing frustration.
Fast Company - 7 hours 9 min ago
Millions of homes in Texas lost power for days in February as a rare winter storm drove temperatures below zero. People struggled to warm up and light their stoves, and many lined up at public spigots and even boiled snow to procure safe drinking water. Dozens may have died. Meanwhile, Senator Ted Cruz left the state for a Ritz-Carlton stay in Cancún. It was yet another sign that elected leaders are often completely out of touch with the people they represent. For one group, the answer to this...
New York Times - 11 hours 51 min ago
Dunia Perez and her family huddling inside their apartment in Austin, Texas, on their fourth day with no electricity or running water during the recent winter storm.
Essence - 12 hours 9 min ago
Thousands of residents in the predominately Black city of Jackson, Mississippi have gone without running water for nearly two weeks after an icy winter storm swept through the deep South, […] The post Tens of Thousands of Jackson, Mississippi Residents Still Without Water appeared first on Essence .
CBS News - 13 hours 26 min ago
One of the largest energy providers in Texas filed for bankruptcy on Monday. It comes after more than 4 million residents lost power during last month's historic winter freeze. Politico reporter Renuka Rayasam joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano with the latest on recovery efforts there. They also discuss President Biden's virtual meeting with Mexican President Andr s Manuel L pez Obrador.
CBS News - 13 hours 54 min ago
Residents in Jackson, Mississippi, have been without clean drinking water since a mid-February storm. Thousands more have no water at all. Janet Shamlian reports.
Wall Street Journal - 14 hours 55 min ago
DeAnn Walker, the head of the Texas Public Utility Commission, resigned as fallout mounted from the energy crisis that swept the state during last month's winter storm.
Popsugar - 15 hours 26 min ago
As someone with generalized anxiety disorder, it doesn't take a natural disaster to cause my heart to race or my head to become overcrowded with thoughts and worries it can happen when I simply wake up in the middle of the night or I have to make a phone call.
CBS News - 15 hours 39 min ago
"The toilet and water had been off for 24 hours. The sinks are dirty. It's just nasty. It's just not right it's like we're not even human," one inmate told CBS News.
Associated Press - 15 hours 56 min ago
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas' top utilities regulator resigned Monday in the widening fallout from blackouts triggered by an unusually heavy and widespread winter storm that left millions in the state without power and water for days. DeAnn Walker, the chairwoman of the Public Utility Commission, is the highest-ranking official to step down in the aftermath of one of the largest power failures in U.S. history . ADVERTISEMENT Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Walker to the commission in 2017, and she is...
The Independent - 16 hours 12 min ago
The storms may have abated, but the financial fallout is just beginning...
Bleacher Report - 16 hours 12 min ago
Washington Wizards star Russell Westbrook may have moved on this season, but he still found a way to give back to the Houston community...
NPR - 16 hours 56 min ago
An unknown number of people are still without drinking water in Jackson, Miss., after a winter storm two weeks ago. In some areas, service has been restored but they're still under boil water notices.
CBS News - 18 hours 10 min ago
Severe cold weather knocked out power to millions of Texas residents, causing a massive spike in demand statewide. The state has a free-market approach to energy -- prices are not fixed as they are in many other parts of the country -- so some were hit with massive bills. President and CEO of the American Clean Power Association Heather Zichal joins CBSN with more.
Forbes - 20 hours 26 min ago
The company allegedly misled its customers about the risks of its payment scheme and sent out sky-high bills during the storm.
Slate - 20 hours 57 min ago
It could take years for Texans to bounce back from Winter Storm Uri.
ABC News - 22 hours 23 min ago
The largest and oldest power cooperative in Texas is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection citing last month's winter storm that left millions without power...