In the wake of a snowstorm and freezing temperatures, Texas is experiencing power outages across the region. Due to a strain on the state's power grid, BuzzFeed News reported that many residents have been left without heat at a time when the wind chill has reached 15 degrees below zero, a record low in decades.
Texans on TikTok have been sharing their firsthand experiences with the subfreezing weather, and it's revealing how unprepared the state was for this kind of impact.
"Y'all wanna see something fucked up? So I live in Texas, right? There's no power right now, and no heat inside the house. Look at this shit, y'all," TikTok user Luna said before exhaling a cloud of air. "I'm inside my house!"
"They've been telling us for days to conserve energy. My thermostat has been at 60 degrees. I woke up this morning to no power myself. Meanwhile... that's some bullshit. Half the city has no power, it's single digit weather outside, and downtown Houston is lit up."