One man's video has gone viral after he shared that he could no longer keep his family warm after running out of firewood.
Read on to watch his heartbreaking video...
Huge power outages have left Texans pleading for help on social media...
Including one father who shared his tragic story on TikTok.
His heartbreaking video has left everyone praying things will improve.
snow storm in dallas, texas pic.twitter.com/UCvxsljB1D— youth crew cowboy (@zanexdaniel) February 18, 2021
Keep scrolling to watch his video for yourself...
The news comes after a winter storm has started 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 twenty-four deaths have been reported so far...
Brutal cold hung over Texas and the central United States on Tuesday, bringing chaos to parts of the U.S. not used to severe winter weather.— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 17, 2021
At least 23 people died across four states, from icy roads and other weather-related incidents.https://t.co/o8gGy927p2 pic.twitter.com/YlB1XYtPDT
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 sadly, it seems as if things are nowhere near close to returning back to normal as of yet.
As more and more people are seeing the severity of the situation, we're seeing scenes from the early months of the pandemic all over again.
Grocery shops are seeing customers by the dozen, coming in and grabbing whatever they can in order to feel more prepared for the current climate.
Sadly, this has left many families without the basic necessities...
without power since Sunday at 2am. We are lucky that a family member brought us a small amount of fire wood a small propane heater. We moved my terminally ill/bed bound grandma into the living room and we’ve all been piled in there. We really need more firewood as it won’t last pic.twitter.com/MePeby9Dcf— Jade (@SparkleTITZZZ) February 17, 2021
And now they have resorted to asking for help on social media.
Chester Jones shared on TikTok, under the name @checkjones, on Tuesday that he has no more firewood to keep his family warm.
People have since reached out to offer their support...
In a caption, Jones shared that the power has been off for quite some time and that he is in desperate need of more wood.
The family was left with just one log to keep them going through the night.
"Please help me," he said to his followers.
The video quickly went viral, with many offering him and his family a warm place to sleep.
Our thoughts are with all the families affected by the power outages.
Stay tuned for updates...