No power. No heat. No running water. Clogged roads. Empty store shelves.
Those were the conditions after a winter storm and following cold snap caught Texas off-guard, a crisis seldom seen on such a scale. With each new challenge has come news of fresh tragedies and as the Lone Star state starts to power back up, a clearer picture of just how many tragedies Texas families suffered is beginning to emerge.
As ABC News reported, about 70 deaths across the nation can be attributed to the storm and prolonged cold temperatures, most of them in Texas, largely from people either trying to stay warm, as with a pair who died of carbon monoxide poisoning, or those who failed to do so.