Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will hold a press conference Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Port San Antonio, where he is expected to provide an update on efforts to provide water to people across the state.
With higher temperatures in the forecast, Texans have begun the challenging clean-up and expensive repairs from days of extreme cold and widespread power outages.
The warm-up was expected to last for several days, but the thaw has revealed more burst pipes, adding to the list of woes from severe conditions after many communities were warned to boil tap water before drinking it.
Far more serious: The recent storms in the United States have been blamed for more than 70 deaths, with roughly half of them in Texas.
Deaths attributed to the weather include a man at an Abilene health care facility where the lack of water pressure made medical treatment impossible. Officials also reported deaths from hypothermia, including homeless people and those inside buildings with no power or heat. Others died in car…
— to www.dallasnews.com