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2021/02/21
 
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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner talks to Lester Holt about the situation in his city as Texas residents struggle without power and water amid the ongoing crisis.
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  1. Avatar T Willy says:

    what happens if you need the fire sprinkler system if you have little to no water pressure in a hospital

    • Avatar wade stanton says:

      bad things happen

    • Avatar speny spen says:

      what happens if the world blows up? children shush

  2. Avatar John Preston says:

    Cancun Cruz helped “deregulate” the electrical utilities in Texas…
    and when the GOP’s “deregulation” started killing people…
    Cancun Cruz headed for Mexico…
    while the Governor blamed windmills and AOC…
    yep, all seems normal in Texas…

  3. Avatar Zulqadarr Rashid says:

    Sad and unfortunate 😢.
    Zilch planning by the responsible office holders, for the past five decades.
    Bless you Texas 🙏🇺🇸💯

    Love from Pakistan 🇵🇰

  4. Avatar Rob Cotton says:

    look on the bright side, texans – your oil executives are still filthy rich

  5. Avatar Babeena_Gt _ says:

    Its things like this that makes me thank God I have a generator and cases of gallons of water. My son told me I was crazy for having half our basement full of jugs of water. Now he’s saying thank god I did it.
    Things get real and you have to be prepared

    • Avatar Maxine Fowler says:

      They sell instant food that last 10 yrs.on the cable shopping networks. Buy it , you can donate it to a shelter if you don’t use that stuff.

    • Avatar Babeena_Gt _ says:

      @Rick Evans I use a solar generator for a space heater and my phone to be charged. We have oil lamps and plenty of candles which helps with the warmth as well. We put all our fridge foods in totes into the garage so they won’t spoil,and became creative with cooking. 5 tealight candles,a metal cooling rack that I normally use when I make cookies actually makes a good burner for cooking

    • Avatar Babeena_Gt _ says:

      @Mot Kaou is this your channel? It’s nice

    • Avatar Rick Evans says:

      @Babeena_Gt _ why didn’t u say that ur generator was solar in the first place? Now u correct me and say it was solar, making me seem like I was ignorant. When in fact I was uninformed. Good on you for being prepared.
      Just a follow up. Gas stations in Texas have run out of gas yesterday. As I predicted.

    • Avatar Babeena_Gt _ says:

      @Rick Evans I didn’t make you look ignorant 🤔
      You never asked what sort of gen I had,and said that gas runs out ,and suggested I had a gas one🤦🏼‍♀️
      Sorry I made you feel that way man. Stay warm and safe ✌🏼

  6. Avatar Paula Wagstaff says:

    It will be OK…I hear TedCruz is rushing back from his vacation in Mexico to roll up his sleeves to HELP.🤥🙄😏

    • Avatar Linda name says:

      LMAO, LMAO,LMAO, you bad Lady!!!!!

    • Avatar Tanarra Mason says:

      🤣🤣🤣

    • Avatar Paula Wagstaff says:

      @Linda name couldn’t help myself.😉

  7. Avatar 0 0 says:

    Just to be clear. The nation’s power energy leader, Texas lost power sending millions of People and livestock back to survival in the dark ages. How ironic.

    This means that if Texas were an independent nation, it would be a middle of the pack 3rd world country struggling with an inferior, unreliable power grid or infrastructure.

    • Avatar speny spen says:

      @Elizabeth Santos you are a sad individual and have no idea what words you are using. grow up

    • Avatar Sean Morgan says:

      @speny spen Glad to hear your friend had power. Many don’t. Thank God Texas can always depend on Federal government tax money for all those national disasters (hurricanes, forest fires, and winter blizzards). That way, they never have to invest in any climate change initiatives for themselves. Though it kinda sucks that the Feds coffers are a bit low right now from the corporate tax cuts. Guess the other states will have to wait their turn at the trough.

    • Avatar Nathaniel M Mims says:

      This is accurate af. The fact that republicans who are absolutely certain of their greatness have just been made the biggest fools, in the very sector they believe they are great for. It’s disappointing tho because Texans have been duped, we got got, everything is being held together by paper clips and scotch tape….

    • Avatar Maxine Fowler says:

      The 9th largest economy, in front o Russia.

  8. Avatar Miron Saharov says:

    0:12
    vom.ind.in

  9. Avatar Democrat Communist Plantation says:

    BUCK STOPS WITH BIDEN.

    • Avatar Linda name says:

      EVEN NOW YOU ARE BEING AN A$$$$$$HOLE. BIDEN SENT THE STORM??? BIDEN MADE TX HAVE AN UNREGULATED ENERGY GRID??? ONLY 10% OF THE ENERGY RESOURCE IS THE WIND AND SOLAR. THE REST IS THE OIL,GAS,COAL….WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE YOU ABSOLUTE MORON..

    • Avatar DIVISIONINCISION says:

      @Linda name Caps don’t increase your IQ or the argument you’re trying to make, Linda. I haven’t seen Biden at all during this.

    • Avatar Linda name says:

      Caps mean shouting. Not intelligence and what do you want Biden to do? Light a fire, Abbott screams about states rights. He did this to us, with non-regulatory energy grid. So he could get donations from the fossil fuel Co. You r wearing blinders, I bet you only watch FOX and voted for Trump. He said Turbines gave Cancer..

    • Avatar truthertracy says:

      @DIVISIONINCISION go check Whitehouse.gov and FEMA.gov and the twitter of each it gives instructions. When there is a weather emergency it’s handled by FEMA

    • Avatar truthertracy says:

      @DIVISIONINCISION a president showing up doesn’t magically fix the situation

  10. Avatar reverse_halo says:

    Surely someone can manufacture a conspiracy theory to distract from all this. Conspiracy theories manipulate – I mean solve problems.

    • Avatar Linda name says:

      He was being forced to leave…his daughters were crying.

  11. Avatar Lisa Hilton says:

    Mayor Turner you are always spot on and we, Houstonians love you. Living through this was a bloody nightmare and absolutely criminal. ERCOT, The governor, and Texas senators must be held accountable. This is unacceptable and unforgivable. They are playing god with lives. Shameful and Criminal. This is what happens when crooks and criminals are put in charge.

    • Avatar DIVISIONINCISION says:

      Much of Houston and South Texas still without power. When will you people learn that there are better places to live in Texas? Central and West Texas are not having those issues like you are.

    • Avatar Patricia S says:

      Speak for yourself. Not all Houstonians love this jerk.

    • Avatar RIDGEMONTG says:

      Terrible mayor you don’t speak for all of Houston

  12. Avatar M B says:

    Texas, is like the new third world, Republican style.

    • Avatar speny spen says:

      with so many big companies from Cali fleeing here? when do you realize Dems run everything into the ground?

    • Avatar cattigereyes1 says:

      @speny spen funny Texas is republicans controlled and it has failed utilities! Wasted tax money on massive salaries for electric that failed despite them being warned ten years ago! Talk about incompetent stupidity! Republican style!

  13. Avatar cattigereyes1 says:

    Incompetent government officials, poorly managed utilities! A senator who fled Texas! Republicans rule in the open! Incompetent waste of tax money! Enjoy!!!

    • Avatar HeatherFeather says:

      Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, the subject of this news feature, is a Democrat; Lina Hidalgo, Harris County Judge, is likewise a Democrat.

    • Avatar petermaldonado77 says:

      HeatherFeather Yes but the state Governor & senators are Republicans & they are in charge of the State infrastructure!!!

  14. Avatar Diana Bussmeyer says:

    Biden supposed to send emergency or rescue but where is red cross, where is shelter,where the food, where to get some woods,,where is water.what wrong with Biden where is Biden? Is he supposed to visit at Texas? who is responsible ?

    • Avatar truthertracy says:

      Check FEMA.gov on that

    • Avatar truthertracy says:

      ☝ FEMA twitter

    • Avatar speny spen says:

      if you are a true texan then you were prepared. this isn’t the end of the world

    • Avatar บ้านนอก / ผู้ห่างไกล says:

      Why you blame on Biden
      All TX never like him

      Why not call out the person you guy are vote for

    • Avatar Warrior Angel says:

      I was under the impression Texas wanted to secede from the Union. The majority of Texans don’t even acknowledge Biden as the legitimate POTUS. Why are you casting what suspiciously looks like blame on him? Rick Perry just mad3 a statement that Texans would rather suffer the cold than to have the Federal government stick their noses in Texas’ business.😳

  15. Avatar blacklisterd says:

    Where is Biden? Why hasn’t he sent help?

    • Avatar C S says:

      They are not democrats

    • Avatar truthertracy says:

      Check whitehouse.gov and FEMA.gov

    • Avatar blacklisterd says:

      @truthertracy no. Gropers & pedophiles live there.

    • Avatar クルツ제임스 says:

      he’s hiding in the basement

    • Avatar Warrior Angel says:

      Are you talking about the man in DC who the majority of Texans agreed was not the legitimate POTUS? Texas wants to secede from the USA federal government. I thought Texas didn’t need or want anything to do with Biden. Your Governor had to declare a State of Emergency so the Federal Government could come in and help the state and all the people that are suffering. The whole country is routing & praying for Texas. Help is on the way now. Hold on.

  16. Avatar Timmy Huynh says:

    Most Texas leader failed their jobs as a leader. Understanding they can handled their fail all the time but peoples freezing to dead and no foods.

  17. Avatar Advanced United Appraisal says:

    Never wait for government to help
    .. self prep…

    • Avatar speny spen says:

      that’s what texas is about but all these weak Dems have no idea what that means . they need help in every aspect of life

    • Avatar D says:

      @speny spen Many poor people work & pay taxes. The ones that pay into the subsidies they qualify for. Many are not bought by politicians. & for sure would never throw it out both their pants legs for free. & it doesn’t even appear that riding a politicians sack gains any electricity or heat for most Texans in the winter. So, why?

  18. Avatar C S says:

    This will always go back to slavery and it’s money grubbing tendencies
    We are still living slavery rules
    Us in charge you work for us we still own the big house you eat our scraps and wait in suffering while we figure dealing we will be at home you out on your own

    • Avatar Vee Jack says:

      Man, please…slavery?

  19. Avatar Elizabeth Santos says:

    I feel like we’re living in APOCALYPTIC ERA survival modes & Texas wants to be it’s own Country!! more like a 3rd.World Country will surely remember you’s next elections

  20. Avatar mark tong says:

    Recall and prosecute all tx state republican gov and ted cruz for tx energy scandal and cashing out and throwing tx under the bus. Ted cruz went to Mexico for vacation and returned after getting caught.

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  22. Avatar curtis wilson says:

    Where’s Ted Cruz? Oh, that’s right, he’s in Cancun. Some leader y’all voted for, but using his kids as a crutch for being down there. Who are the adults in his family?

    • Avatar speny spen says:

      pathetic, you Dems are such weak individuals. just shut up. it’s annoying hearing so much ignorance on a daily basis

    • Avatar Paula Wagstaff says:

      @speny spen what’s wrong BIG Texan? Chickens coming home to roost ??

    • Avatar Clotting Factor Insulin says:

      @speny spen bugok

  23. Avatar Rebecca Gray says:

    THIS DUDE IS A DEMOCRAT. IS HE HANDLING IT? IS HE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE STORM? IS HE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FAILURE TO HANDLE SUCH AN EMERGENCY? IT’S A GOOD THING PRESIDENT TRUMP IS OUT OF OFFICE OR THE DEMOCRATS WOULD BE BLAMING HIM.

  24. Avatar Mike Rittmiller says:

    I’m sorry Texans, maybe use that natural gas with a few big turbines make some extra power 🔋

  25. Avatar Carolyn Messer says:

    There should have been a state of emergency in the beginning by the governor

  26. Avatar Randy Ross says:

    These Guys wanted to Make War on the Nation and Tear US Apart, and they can’t even deal with a Half Inch of Snow! No Remorse! If Texans and Southerns are Americans, that’s Cool, i won’t be than!

  27. Avatar Robert X says:

    Saw Sheila Jackson Lee carrying a case of water. Sheila, does that weigh more than a black rifle?

  28. Avatar Renee Roberson says:

    Texas is always suffering either in the winter and summer with the floods

  29. Avatar M B says:

    If you live in Texas, now would be a good time to think about the people you’re voting into office, and ask yourself, is this the best we can do for Texas?

  30. Avatar Martin P says:

    Everything Republicans touch falls apart or I guess the better word is explodes into billions of Federal dollar aid to free market investor bailouts.

  31. Avatar Ms. Prince says:

    Greed and laziness caused all this cooked up mess. Oil and Gas; Pharmaceutical; Government; News & Media; Technology & Medical- Oil & Gas as well as Medical and Pharmaceutical had forms of Baby ‘Cancer(s)’ and they told Technology and Government to be quiet and they agreed with stipulation $$$. Any President has not said anything because of greed and Prosecution.ERCOT is Mismanagement of Government funds and it’s been going on for decades by all Political Parties by all Races. Housing market is over inflated- How do you pay $300,000.00(+) for a home in a community that can’t sustain 1 winter storm or Hurricane? Who told anyone that we trust there intellect to get services or products ‘de’regulated? #psychologicaltestingbeforehighschoolgraduation…too many mentally unstable Leadership…time to retire… I am over all these excuses they refer to as ‘factors’

  32. Avatar Ms. Prince says:

    Foolishness all the way through

  33. Avatar Gaming Tonight says:

    The UK had record cold weather and snow last week too. But we have socialized medicine and power, so we didn’t collapse like Texas did.

  34. Avatar Maxine Fowler says:

    The 9tg largest economy in the World is Texas, in front of Russia. These fat cat politicians are raking in that cash.Republicans in Texas. They are crying now after saying no Federal government for Us. Plus they want to succeed from the USA. But send the Federal relief asap, but charge them. Send those Government officials the bills.

  35. Avatar Tony Dize says:

    That’s god’s punishment for being so racist and mean wake up people if we don’t love and help each other we could never go anywhere

  36. Avatar The.TrollGubbe says:

    Pathetic Texas, the energy state without energy, and pipes are bursting, while there are no problems like this in the arctic. Idiotic government and development country standards on construction.

  37. Avatar Save Our World says:

    Really YouTube..censorship!

  38. Avatar Jus Bro says:

    Where’s those stimulus checks at and aid for every state? That’s right a fraud impeachment by Democrat s and now there on a 1 week vacation, they don’t care about the american people or the american people in texas that need the government help

  39. Avatar Katie Campbell says:

    Just like Kate Brown after the not ” wildfires” in Oregon. These are dang good reasons to vote these types out!!

  40. Avatar Marla Holt says:

    did anyone notice no link was put in to send help

  41. Avatar Angel Fish says:

    just go to cancun no problem

  42. Avatar frances brisco says:

    No excuses for the nightmare in Texas pipes are now breaking flooded homes Texans should send their electric bills to the republican party and sue them for all of the misery that they suffered

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