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THE COSTLIEST WEATHER EVENT IN

ITS HISTORY, LEAVING MILLIONS

DESPERATE FOR HELP.

THE DEEP FREEZE IN TEXAS IS

FINALLY OVER, BUT MILLIONS

STATEWIDE NOW DEALING WITH THE

FALLOUT.

>> I DONT HAVE WATER AGAIN

AFTER FOUR DAYS WITHOUT IT

BECAUSE OF FROZEN PIPES.

>> Reporter: THOUSANDS STILL

WITHOUT POWER.

MORE THAN 8 MILLION PEOPLE

UNABLE TO DRINK THEIR WATER.

>> YOU KNOW, THIS WHOLE BOIL

THING SUCKS, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU

HAVE FOUR KIDS AND THREE DOGS

AND TWO ADULTS IN THE HOUSE.

>> Reporter: RELIEF IS POURING

IN.

GILBERT GOMEZ ABLE TO GET HIS

HANDS ON A FEW DAYS WORTH OF

WATER.

HOW ARE YOU FEELING?

>> JUST DEVASTATING.

WE SHOULDNT HAVE TO LIVE LIKE

THIS, YOU KNOW?

>> Reporter: OTHER THE WEEKEND,

PRESIDENT BIDEN SIGNING A MAJOR

DISASTER DECLARATION, UNLOCKING

CRITICAL FEDERAL AID FOR

HARD-HIT COMMUNITIES.

OFFICIALS IN THE STATE NOW

TARGETING OUTRAGEOUS ENERGY

BILLS.

THE GOVERNOR ANNOUNCING A

TEMPORARY BAN ON CUTTING OFF

POWER IF A CUSTOMER CANT PAY.

HOUSTONS MAYOR SAYING THIS TO

HODA ON SUNDAY. >> CONSUMERS SHOULD NOT BE MADE

>> CONSUMERS SHOULD NOT BE MADE

TO PAY THE PRICE FOR THESE EX

BILLS.

>> Reporter: THIS MAN SIGNED UP,

NOT KNOWING HIS BILL COULD VARY.

WHEN THE POWER WENT DOWN, THE

BILL TOOK OFF.

WHAT WAS THE DAMAGE?

>> $16,798, SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

>> Reporter: THIS WAS NOT A

BILL.

THIS WAS WITHDRAWING?

>> STRAIGHT FROM MY ACCOUNT.

>> Reporter: BY THE TIME HE

SWITCHED PROVIDERS, HE ENDED UP

PAYING 80 TIMES MORE THAN THE

TYPICAL $200 BILL.

TEXANS PITCHING IN TO HELP.

BETO OROURKE DRIVING A TRUCK OF

WATER FROM EL PASO TO AUSTIN.

TED CRUZ SERVING BARBECUE AFTER

FLYING BACK TO CANCUN.

EVEN HOUSTON-BORN BEYONCE

OFFERING EMERGENCY FUNDING ON

HER WEBSITE.

TEXANS LOOKING OUT FOR THEIR

OWN, EVEN ON SOUTH PADRE ISLAND,

WHERE ALL THOSE COLD, STUNNED

SEA TURTLES WERE WARMED UP

ENOUGH TO RETURN TO SEA.

IN ADDITION TO RESTORING POWER

AND WATER, THERES THE GROWING

QUESTION OF FOOD.

WE HAVE SEEN THOSE HEARTBREAKING

SCENES OF GROCERY STORE SHELVES

THAT ARE STILL BEAR TODAY.

TO COMBAT THAT, TEXAS GOVERNOR

GREG ABBOTT LOOSENED REGULATIONS

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