One couple showed a true act of kindness when they offered to take in a delivery driver after she broke down and was left stranded outside their house during the Texas storm...
Times are tough for residents of Texas right now.
There is an ongoing humanitarian crisis in Texas and we must address it with everything we’ve got.— Gregorio Casar (@GregCasar) February 22, 2021
These apartments in my district haven’t had water for over a week, almost no one knew about city water available so we had to truck it to them. pic.twitter.com/tl8IyEicaq
With freezing temperatures, power grid failures, and sky high bills, residents are struggling.
But that hasn't stopped some people from helping out those who are in need...
Marlin, Texas is one of the poorest and hardest hit rural communities in Texas.— Julie Oliver (@JulieOliverTX) February 21, 2021
We’re on our way out now to do door-to-door well checks and deliver supplies and water. pic.twitter.com/SLyQAzC6qM
Like one couple who took in a stranded delivery driver for 5 days.
Keep scrolling to find out how it went...
Right now, a winter storm is wreaking havoc in numerous southern U.S states...
And Texas is perhaps the worst affected.
According to The Guardian, professionals have noted that the heating of the arctic may be to blame for these crazy changes in the weather.
Especially for the snowstorms that have been brutally hitting the people of Texas.
They explained the situation:
"[Experts claim] there is evidence that the rapid heating of the Arctic can help push frigid air from the north pole much further south, possibly to the US-Mexico border."
Things have gotten so bad in the last few weeks that people have been forced to evacuate their homes...
And due to the addition of heavy snowstorms and below-freezing temperatures, the state has been left completely powerless in most areas.
And not only that, but at least thirty deaths have been reported so far...
13 million people in Texas — about half the state — were hit by water supply issues from the winter storm. Millions are still warned to boil water before drinking.— AJ+ (@ajplus) February 19, 2021
▪️ 280,000 still without power
▪️ At least 30 people there died
▪️ Officials expect more deaths to be discovered pic.twitter.com/mEhjX3iacb
And as temperatures continue to fall, this number is set to rise.
Texans are doing their best to push through this difficult period...
We are deploying plainclothes officers in unmarked vehicles across the city looking for anyone burglarizing residences or businesses during power outages. This is a natural disaster and penalty enhancements can lead to 20 year prison sentences. If you need help there are services— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) February 17, 2021
But with little to no options, some have been forced to make do with what they've got.
People have been taking to social media to share their bizarre new living situations during the unbearable temperatures...
Update:— Castro1021 (@Castro1021) February 17, 2021
48+ hours without power..... pic.twitter.com/4No8rXxpNp
Including Twitch streamer Edwin Castro who has been playing video games and streaming in the comfort of his car due to the power cuts.
This Twitter user shared this shocking photo of their fan...
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
That had literally frozen to the ceiling and had icicles dangling down from it.
This is something that hasn't been experienced for decades...
It’s so cold in my Texas town that this container of snow has been sitting in my garage for 2 days and has not melted 😬 pic.twitter.com/60lFBcQXTH— LoLo (@kacchanluvsdeku) February 17, 2021
And right now, people aren't quite sure what to do.
Because Texas is usually a very warm state...
Yes, I'm in Texas. Yes, we arent used to super cold temperatures. But I've never seen my pool starting to freeze. pic.twitter.com/DUcttqLWkv— 𝐓𝐇𝐎𝐌𝐀𝐒 𝐁𝐋𝐀𝐂𝐊 ☩ (@ThomasBlackGG) February 15, 2021
And people are feeling very unnerved seeing their swimming pools become completely frozen over.
Who knows how long this nightmare will last...
But, it seems as if things are nowhere near close to returning back to normal.
Which is why its important that people lend a helping hand if they can.
Like one couple who have been praised online after offering a stranded delivery driver a place to stay for 5 nights...
Chelsea Timmons became stranded after her car slid down a customers driveway in Austin and crashed into their flowerbeds.
Residents, Doug Condon and Nina Richardson, came outside to offer Chelsea some help, but, when they couldn't get her car moving again, they went one step further...
Recalling the events of the day, Chelsea explained to CNN: "I was going down very slowly, remembering to tap my brake.
"I tapped more aggressively and it just still kept sliding. My heart just dropped as I just slid right towards their house and I just closed my eyes and just prayed that I did not hit these people's home, that I did not damage my car."
Doug and Nina invited Chelsea inside while she waited for the a repair truck to come.
But, as the conditions got worse, Chelsea was later informed that it wouldn't be coming...
And so, Chelsea was invited in to stay with the couple.
Nina said: "As soon as we found out that AAA couldn't come and the conditions were getting worse, it seemed silly to even imagine that she would go to a hotel. It didn't even occur to us."
Chelsea also added: "That was definitely not how I expected my Valentine's Day to go."
"We had a great dinner and I sat, I was warm, I was fed and it was just amazing and I thought it was just going to be for one night, but here I am, day five."
Fortunately, they all got on well and Chelsea even baked them a cake to say thank you.
Chelsea was eventually able to get back on the road after 5 days with Doug and Nina and while thanking them she said: "They just opened their doors, opened their home and said, 'Come in and relax'."
With Doug adding: "We would hope that if our daughters were in a situation similar to Chelsea, that there would be someone that would treat them like we treated Chelsea. I don't think we ever thought twice about it."
It's nice to see a little kindness in the world.
We hope that the people of Texas are holding up okay during these difficult times.