The snapping and deadly cold that hit Texas has led a resident to use a nylon bag to defecate as over 4.3 million people lose access to electricity.
The excessive cold has sent energy demand skyrocketing. In Texas, 4.3 million customers were without electricity as of 8:45 p.m. Eastern, according to poweroutage.us, ahead of what was expected to be one of the state’s coldest nights on record, with most areas falling to the single digits or lower.
At least one person, a homeless man in Harris County, had died from suspected exposure to the cold, the Weather Channel reported.
Officials urged residents not to travel, as social media videos proliferated of cars and trucks sliding down roads out of control.
Houston’s Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports were closed, while all flights out of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport were also canceled Monday morning.
Sharing her experience with the cold, Twitter user @Mhizz_Bee shared a picture of her Water Closet which she covered with nylon. @Mhizz_Bee wrote;
Omo we are finished in Texas, No water, No light and it’s snowing
Omo we are finished in Texas, No water, No light and it’s snowing 😔 pic.twitter.com/hwMdgPyf1L
— Mizz Bee 🇺🇸🇳🇬 (@Mhizz_Bee) February 17, 2021