Just about the only thing Texans don't seem to have a shortage of right now is problems. A historic cold snap and snow storm rocked the state's power grid, leading to widespread outages.
In a state ill prepared for such frigid temperatures, natural gas froze in pipelines, causing homes and apartments to lose heat as well as cutting off supplies to power plants, and many areas — including Houston — had to stop water service and issue boil water advisories.
Images of water frozen in toilets and bathtubs, as well as pipes bursting in apartments, have been spread widely on social media. Store shelves have been emptied, and hospitals have had to evacuate some patients.
It is, in short, a disaster.