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29 Pictures That Show The Crazy And Brilliant Ways Texans Have Been Dealing With The Freezing Cold

Don't mess with Texans, especially in the freezing cold.

1. Texans have been doing their absolute best to survive the freezing cold:

How Texans are doing it this week with the help of good ole @TonyChacheres

Twitter: @stephenson_zack

This person used seasoning to melt snow.

2. They've been incredibly resourceful:

Outside faucets protected ✔ #TexasFreeze #Snowpocalypse2021

Twitter: @kylemcnutt

This person used a Whataburger cup to keep his faucet from freezing.

3. And most importantly, they've been looking after each other:

I just skid off the road into some icy mud because of the black ice, and in less than a minute, two different trucks stopped and helped me get my car out of the mud. Texans really the best people, I love it here.

Twitter: @JoeCrush5

4. From neighbors collectively clearing the ice and snow from streets to help each other get to the store:

Yesterday a bunch of residents from Pecan Ridge Apts in @cityofwaco got together to clear up the ice from the roads, so residents could get out to grab some essentials. It was fun, tiring and in the end we were successful #TexasStrong #TexasFreeze #TexasWinterStorm2021 #Waco

Twitter: @PrutsInBoots

5. To this person helping emergency crews navigate the dark stairways of their apartment complex:

NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS: A resident at The Grand at the Domain apartment complex helped shine his cellphone light so emergency crews could get a man in a wheelchair to a hospital. The building has not had power for more than 72 hours

Twitter: @KVUE

6. Neighbors having makeshift shower birthday parties:

Oh, Texas.💔On Sunday, our neighbor’s pipes burst, flooding their home. They are now stabilized but w/o water indefinitely. The daughter’s 15th bday is today, and all she wanted was a hot shower. We offered ours, plus a few recycled decorations thrown together. Yay, but also ugh.

Twitter: @drkatiewelch

7. And neighbors sharing precious firewood:

During below freezing temperatures on day 2 of the ice abyss I heard my neighbor chopping wood. He later brought me 3 laundry baskets full of wood. God bless him. ✝️ #LoveYourNeighbor #LoveTexans #TexasStrong

Twitter: @ChaplainRN

8. A furniture store owner even opened his store for people to use as a heating center. Over 500 people spent the night there too:

Woman rests inside a Gallery Furniture store that opened as a shelter Wednesday in Houston after millions lost power due to historic low temperatures across Texas. 📷 David J. Phillip / AP

Twitter: @marketstodays

9. When thousands of sea turtles were left "cold-stunned" in the Gulf of Mexico, volunteers literally put them in their Subarus:

My mom is retired, & she spends her winters volunteering at a sea turtle rescue center in south Texas. The cold snap is stunning the local turtles & they’re doing a lot of rescues. She sent me this photo today of the back of her Subaru. It’s *literally* turtles all the way down.

Twitter: @lara_hand

10. "Imagine a football field with turtles side by side."

As requested, more photos from Mom. She says “imagine a football field with turtles side by side and nose to tail. That’s what it looks like here.”

Twitter: @lara_hand

11. But it wasn't only sea turtles.

Texas Game Wardens assigned to Cameron county rescued 141 sea turtles from the frigid waters of the Brownsville Ship Channel and surrounding bays. The sea turtles were transported via the PV Murchison, operated by Sgt. Game Warden Duke and B/M Bowers-Vest.

Twitter: @TexasGameWarden

12. Texans took their farm animals indoors too:

Twitter: @pdcmedical

13. This person put their chickens in their living room:

Twitter: @kristenafisher

14. Ranchers have had to work overtime:

#TexasStrong ranchers and cattle. Doing what needs to be done. https://t.co/5x6IEnbKQk

Twitter: @lincarmelcita

15. And this woman used tortillas to save a freezing dog:

WATCH: Woman uses tortillas to coax freezing dog into car https://t.co/eXnaPX6Hrx

Twitter: @News4SA

16. Through it all, Texans have still kept their sense of humor:

I don’t think @tedcruz is coming back from this.. sign posted up in River Oaks

Twitter: @JonnieC_

17. And they've made the best of the snow:

@TheEllenShow No power and/or water for many here in Texas. To make things lighter...Who knew I’d be able to snowboard in Boerne, TX on my own street at that 🤣 stay safe y’all!

Twitter: @KristaKimball08

18. Austin has been, and will always stay, really weird.

This is an actual person dressed up in Circle C (South Austin) 🤣

Twitter: @KrisB_13WHAM

19. Texans have done what they've needed to do to survive this:

Only in Texas we ride our horse to HEB

Twitter: @anethss2

20. They've been getting the essentials when they can:

Only in Texas does the grocery store have to restrict chitlins at a time like this.

Twitter: @juanitaproctor

21. And making those essentials multi-purposeful:

Hey @ShinerBeer Your bottles make great candlesticks when the power's out. #TexasBlackout #TexasStrong

Twitter: @rockstarkaren

22. And while they still have a long way to go:

For the first time in 35+ yrs, our emergency shelter & transitional housing have been completely shut down due to burst pipes & power loss. If you are currently in a position to help, we ask that you make a donation; our needs are critical and immediate: https://t.co/ROAvzIsHBg

Twitter: @GenesisShelter

23. The lines will get shorter:

#Austin I'm with you 💯...#TexasStrong 👊🏾

Twitter: @JasonM_KVUE

24. The temperatures will rise:

We made it, Texans! Here comes the sun, and El Doggo is giddy he gets to poop outside! #Texasstrong

Twitter: @writingjax

25. And the people of Texas will prevail!

Thank you snowman, I got to flush the toilets😆 #TexasStrong #TexasFreeze #TexasWinterStorm2021

Twitter: @zenkmm

26. At the end of the day, there will always be Whataburger:

#WOW ..... the one thing #Texans agree on during a snowstorm ...... @Whataburger . Check out this Whataburger line off 35 in #Dallas One woman told me she waited more than 90 minutes.....”it’s worth it for the honey butter biscuit.” #DontMessWithTexas 🤣🍔🍟

Twitter: @RozierReports

27. The one thing Texans can always count on:

41 hours no power. Gas & grocery shortages. It’s comforting to know I can always count on one thing in Texas @Whataburger

Twitter: @paran0rmalrav3n

28. Like a beacon of light:

The beacon of light @Whataburger shines through Texas snow

Twitter: @Jawhnny_B

29. Always standing strong:

Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there 

Twitter: @DJSteezyD

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