Texas declares new ‘energy emergency’ – FT.com [ALSO: Homeless in TX? How to get involved / Where to go for help]
“The Texas grid operator warned this week of rolling blackouts or power cuts to industrial customers. It said all power sources were being tapped to meet record demand amid an unrelenting heatwave that knocked out power from 20 plants.
The crisis follows three months of record power demand amid 100 degree Fahrenheit temperatures. In February, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas was forced to institute rolling blackouts amid a winter freeze.
“I would encourage President Obama to call an energy summit,’’ Mr McCullough said. “Electricity is the only energy you cannot import.’’”
Oi vey! This heat wave is astronomical! There are major ‘drought’ signs everywhere in Texas. The houses are shifting like mad, and foundational shifts are causing major roof and structural damage …..
If you live in Texas, don’t water during the daytime!!!
October (or rather respite, whenever that may be) cannot come soon enough!
HOMELESS OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS?
HOW TO GIVE HELP OR FIND HELP.
You can always volunteer and donate to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, a national non-profit charitable organization. Check out North Texas Food Bank, Texas Food Bank Network, Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, or West Texas Food Bank to find out where you can donate bottled water to the homeless of our beloved state.