Houston mayor says Texas fallout was ‘preventable’

Houston mayor says Texas fallout was ‘preventable’


More than 14 million Texans remained without safe drinking water and 20,200 still had no power Sunday evening, as the state continued to battle the devastating fallout from last week’s historic storm. 

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner ripped state officials over the disaster, saying Texas’ power crisis was “foreseeable and preventable.” 

“The reality is climate change is real. It is real, and these major storms can happen at any time,’’ he said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” 

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“The system needs to be weatherized. You need to maintain adequate reserve. And we need to open up our Texas grid because right now we have a closed grid. 

“Let me just say this, all of what happened this past week was foreseeable and preventable,” Turner seethed. 

Texas is the only state in the continental United States to run its own stand-alone electricity grid and has not been forced to weatherize it because it is not subject to federal oversight. 

Turner said he

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