For a state that hasn't experienced anything this severe for years, they're trying their best to make something of the situation.
Residents of Texas are used to the blistering heat of the midwest with the occasional snowfall during the winter months. But now, the entire state is experiencing one of the coldest winters they've seen in decades. And it wasn't just the cold that was getting to people. Millions were left stuck in their homes without electricity and heating, facing severe shortage of food and water. And as getting things back on track seems to have been a slow process, many took to social media to share just how bad things got in the state due to the sudde snow storm.
And their troubles didn't seem to end there. According to NBC News, the National Weather Service warned residents to be prepared for another major winter storm that is expected to come from the Lower Mississippi Valley into the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
Here are some instances depicting the frigid conditions that Texans are dealing with:
This is how cold it is at my Apartment.— 𝐓𝐇𝐎𝐌𝐀𝐒 𝐁𝐋𝐀𝐂𝐊 ☩ (@ThomasBlackGG) February 16, 2021
As a Texan, yes, I'm certainly not built for this. I don't even care. pic.twitter.com/FMt8imglJp
Water stored in the bathtub froze solid last night. That's how it's going in Dallas. pic.twitter.com/cJdUMDT6pN— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) February 16, 2021
Can confirm my hot tub is frozen. pic.twitter.com/wOvqQW8XJC— A. Money (@amalaz95) February 15, 2021
My sister’s pool in Dallas is completely frozen over! pic.twitter.com/PEsZJQxSHB— liberalpropaganda (@CRTCHP) February 17, 2021
Oh, you know just your normal snow on the beach in Galveston, Texas. pic.twitter.com/wm9z8gZ1po— Kevin Lighty - WCIA 3 Chief Meteorologist (@KevinLighty) February 15, 2021
Damn never thought about this. 🤔— ⚖️ 💛I HONOR VETERANS (@veterans_i) February 17, 2021
Pro tip compliments of my neighbors: if your water is shut off or pipes are frozen, fill your bath tub with snow and use the water for your toilets 🚽
To all my northern friends, don’t judge us. We are learning the hard way 😂 pic.twitter.com/dg69dU1mbE
What do Texans wait in line to purchase when everything’s frozen over? pic.twitter.com/EYOr4kxNYL— J L P (@juanitaproctor) February 16, 2021
It is 43 degrees inside my apartment and it’s looking like I might not have power until tomorrow. I’m losing about a degree every hour or two inside. Luckily I have an all-season tent that (kinda) fits in my living room where I plan to sleep so this is where we’re at #TexasFreeze pic.twitter.com/4xEbHNQB6b— Sarah Asch 🦇 (@sarahradinasch) February 15, 2021
This is what’s going on in texas, our houses are not prepared for this type of weather , pipes are bursting and flooding our houses, I lost a lot of things today. My friend lost her whole house , and my other friends house caught on fire. pic.twitter.com/YKRKbwAu4u— Amelia1Michelle (@ameliamfemix) February 17, 2021
This was Houston, Texas on February 15, 2021. Unreal. pic.twitter.com/QOSDIMikVI— Daniel Gotera (@DTGoteraKHOU) February 17, 2021
apartment ceiling caves in due to ice / snow in dallas, texas pic.twitter.com/1pWaqreZ23— legal tender 💵 (@BreeSunshinee_) February 17, 2021
We’re burning furniture in our houses pic.twitter.com/TZIXKOJuH9— kingsmom (@miltwnsfinst) February 18, 2021
Drum roll... And the Texas winter storm award goes to...... pic.twitter.com/iaH1asFmCt— Dr. Austin (@austin_laker) February 18, 2021
Hey y’all so my Texas apartment was literally frozen over while we were sleeping somewhere warm. We filed an insurance claim but that takes too long and we need a bed to sleep on and some blankets. My Venmo is /jackelinesierra1999 Any help is greatly appreciated. Please RT pic.twitter.com/lekCA32hCj— jackie 🇪🇸🇲🇽 (@mckklewhoree) February 18, 2021
Sympathies from Houston. It's terrible here pic.twitter.com/JKY1jn6BIg— 🌸Beau (@PastureSociety) February 16, 2021
My dish soap in the back is frozen solid too... 🙃 do u see how my faucet is literally coming out of place? pic.twitter.com/7jr199TInm— 🪐 val (@valsatuo) February 17, 2021
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. pic.twitter.com/O60XQti83W— TK JoeCrush (@JoeCrush5) February 17, 2021