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From: AuntBetsieFeb-17 3:06 PM 
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The worst U.S. power outages were in Texas, affecting more than 2 million homes and businesses. More than 250,000 people also lost power across parts of Appalachia, and another 200,000 were without electricity following an ice storm in Northwest Oregon, according to, which tracks utility outage reports. Four million people lost power in Mexico.

Millions in U.S. endure record cold without power; at least 20 dead.

The Associated Press Staff Bryan Anderson  snowman

Published Tuesday, February 16, 2021 8:38AM EST

OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C. -- A winter storm that left millions without power in record-breaking cold weather claimed more lives Tuesday, including three people found dead after a tornado hit a seaside town in North Carolina and four family members who perished in a Houston-area house fire while using a fireplace to stay warm. The storm that overwhelmed power grids and immobilized the Southern Plains carried heavy snow and freezing rain into New England and the Deep South and left behind painfully low temperatures. Wind-chill warnings extended from Canada into Mexico.

In all, at least 20 deaths were reported. Other causes included car crashes and carbon monoxide poisoning. The weather also threatened to affect the nation's COVID-19 vaccination effort. President Joe Biden's administration said delays in vaccine shipments and deliveries were likely.

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From: AuntBetsieFeb-17 3:28 PM 
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 8238.2 in reply to 8238.1 

This is a common sighting where I come from!



From: SeaguilFeb-17 5:18 PM 
To: AuntBetsie  (3 of 20) 
 8238.3 in reply to 8238.1 
Oklahoma Gas & Electric rescinded plans for more blackouts but urged users to set thermostats at 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius), avoid using major electric appliances and turn off lights or appliances not in use


I'm getting all freezed up just reading this!


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From: GraziellenFeb-17 11:16 PM 
To: AuntBetsie  (4 of 20) 
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tired_face I can't wait to hear about the global freeze? 


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From: NYCKGBFeb-18 6:30 PM 
To: AuntBetsie  (6 of 20) 
 8238.6 in reply to 8238.1 

Surprising ? So far it's not!!


From: C J (CardJoker)Feb-19 6:34 AM 
To: AuntBetsie  (7 of 20) 
 8238.7 in reply to 8238.1 

Keep your mittens on, there's more frezzing weather coming up!


From: Ø¿æÜ (Wunderlost)Feb-19 2:17 PM 
To: AuntBetsie  (8 of 20) 
 8238.8 in reply to 8238.1 

While power outages have affected Americans across the country, from West Virginia to Oregon, Texas has been hit the hardest. On Tuesday, at least 4.3 million Texans were left in the dark. According to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which manages the state’s power grid, only 700,000 homes had their electricity restored overnight. More than 2.7 million customers still don’t have power.

‘People Are Greedy’: The Absurd Electric Bills Slamming Texans.

DALLAS—As a historic winter storm raged across Texas over the weekend, Akilah Scott-Amos received an alarming message from her power company: Please switch services because “prices are about to explode.”

The 43-year-old owner of an organic skincare and apothecary shop was initially confused by the message from Griddy, which sells wholesale power for a monthly membership, but she began to look for other providers. Then she checked her bill.

“I paid $450 for one day. I was in shock,” Scott-Amos told The Daily Beast on Wednesday. “It made no sense because we have a gas heater, a gas fireplace, and we have been keeping the temperature around the house at 65 degrees. With that amount of money, and the labeled amount of usage Griddy said was used --we would have to be lighting up the whole neighborhood.”

Pilar Melendez, William Bredderman, Steven Monacelli
The Daily BeastWed., February 17, 2021, 2:23 p.m.



From: Ø¿æÜ (Wunderlost)Feb-19 2:23 PM 
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Power outrage: Some seeing electric bills as high as $17K in wake of Texas winter storm

WFAA 18 Feb 2021
if you were on a variable or indexed plan, your rate

-- and therefore, your electric bill -- may have skyrocketed.




From: MochaSofaFeb-21 1:56 PM 
To: Ø¿æÜ (Wunderlost)  (10 of 20) 
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No one should ever pay for this - it's obviously a huge mistake and a scam!




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