Texas Is Running Out of Food | 22 Words
  • As the snowstorms and freezing temperatures continue to hit Texas disrupting supply chains, Texas is in danger of running out of food.

And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has raised over 1 million for Texan relief.

Things in Texas are bad right now.

With freezing temperatures and power grid failures, residents are struggling. And it looks like it could get worse...

As they're running out of food.

Keep scrolling for the full story.

Right now, a winter storm is wreaking havoc in numerous southern U.S states...

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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.

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Especially for the snowstorms that have been brutally hitting the people of Texas.

They explained the situation:

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"[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...

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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-three deaths have been reported so far...

​And as temperatures continue to fall, this number is set to rise.

Texans are doing their best to push through this difficult period...

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...

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...

That had literally frozen to the ceiling and had icicles dangling down from it.

This is something that hasn't been experienced for decades...

And right now, people aren't quite sure what to do.

Because Texas is usually a very warm state...

And people are feeling very unnerved seeing their swimming pools become completely frozen over.

Who knows how long this nightmare will last...

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But, it seems as if things are nowhere near close to returning back to normal.

And sadly, they could be set to get worse...

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As supply chains are cut off, Texas is in danger of running out of food.

Though people online were quick to blame the lack of food on something else...

While the fact that residents have been encouraged to stockpile food is part of the issue that's causing empty shelves...

It's also the disruption to supply chains and power grid failures.

With ice and snow blanketing roads and farms, grocery stores have struggled to receive delivery.

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Austin resident Cristal Porter spoke to the Texas Tribune about when she visited her local target and said, "It was out of meat, eggs and almost all milk before I left… lines were wrapped around the store when we arrived. Shelves were almost fully cleared for potatoes, meat, eggs and some dairy."

And stock levels have been further depleted by the power grid failures.

Refrigerators and freezers that are not linked to backup generators have stopped working, resulting in chilled and frozen food spoiling.

While a shortage of food will impact anyone, officials have warned about the serious impact it could have on vulnerable residents and those relying on food banks.

Speaking to Fox 7 Austin, Texas's Central Food Bank said, "The Food Bank's fleet, equipment, facilities and operations have been adversely impacted by the extremely low temperatures, and hazardous road conditions are hindering our staff and volunteers from getting to our building safely."

The extreme winter conditions could also potentially have a lasting effect on farmers and growers in the state.

We hope that the people of Texas are holding up okay during these difficult times.

And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has done her bit.

By raising over 1 million for Texan relief in less than four hours

Such an unbelievable effort.

Incredible work.