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How to Help People Affected by Texas Power Outages, Storm

Actionable Ways You Can Help Texans Affected by Power Outages Right Now

FORT WORTH, TX - FEBRUARY 16: Pike Electric service trucks line up after a snow storm on February 16, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas. Winter storm Uri has brought historic cold weather and power outages to Texas as storms have swept across 26 states with a mix of freezing temperatures and precipitation. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

Millions of Texas residents are without electricity, heat, and water as winter storm Uri's frigid, snowy weather has caused widespread power outages across the Lone Star State. In response to the ongoing crisis, President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency on Feb. 14, thus authorizing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist local authorities with sheltering and disaster relief efforts. If you're looking for ways to pitch in and help Texans stay warm, sheltered, and fed amid the dire conditions, look ahead for a handful of actions you can take right now, even from across the country. And if you live in Texas, be sure to check out these helpful tips for conserving power at home.

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