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Texas Power Company Seeks Bankruptcy Protection; Others Likely to Follow

The largest and oldest power cooperative in Texas is filing for bankruptcy protection, citing February’s winter storm that left millions without power, and it is unlikely to be the last utility to seek shelter in the courts. Brazos Electric Power …

Misery Lingers for Many Without Water in Mississippi Capital

Water for flushing toilets was being distributed at seven sites in Mississippi’s capital city – more than 10 days after winter storms wreaked havoc on the city’s water system. The sites were open in Jackson on Sunday because the system …

Winter Storm Uri Losses in Texas Expected in $10B – $20B Range

It’s likely that insured losses in Texas from Winter Storm Uri, which overwhelmed the state in mid-February, will climb into the $10 billion to $20 billion range, according to catastrophe modelers and insurance industry market analysts. Losses from Uri may …

Damage to West Virginia Power Grids from Winter Storm Delays Power Restoration

Some West Virginia residents are waiting longer than anticipated for their power to come back on after utility crews found new damage from ice storms earlier this month. Drone and helicopter surveillance found the new damage from the Feb. 11 …

After Texas Power Failures, South Carolina Gov Wants Winter Storm Review of Grid

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster wants the state’s electric providers to review their power grids to see if they could face problems like what happened in Texas during the recent winter storm. McMaster sent a letter Friday to the Office …

Most of Texas Deep Freeze $90 Billion in Losses Avoidable, Modeler Says

Texas’s deep freeze and power outages last week could cost as much as $90 billion in losses, and most of it could have been avoided, according to Enki Research disaster modeler Chuck Watson. Arctic cold brought ice and sub-zero temperatures …

Texas Lawmakers Told Insurers Want ‘Seat at Table’ As Power Blackout Probe Begins

Texas state legislators on Thursday begin digging into the causes of deadly power blackouts that left millions shivering in the dark as frigid temperatures caught its grid operator and utilities ill-prepared for skyrocketing power demand. Hearings are expected to highlight …

Water Woes Expected to Last Several More Days in Mississippi After Freeze

Rising temperatures began melting the snow and ice in Mississippi and Louisiana, but tens of thousands of people still had little or no water service Monday, some waiting a week for restoration since the outages began during an extended freeze. …

Mother of 11-Year-Old Who Died in Texas Freeze Sues Power Companies for $100M

The mother of an 11-year-old boy who died after they lost electricity and heat in their Texas mobile home during last week’s freeze has filed a $100 million lawsuit against two power companies for gross negligence. Maria Pineda said the …

Deep Freeze Causes Problems Across the South; Broken Water Mains Plague Cities

Workers in Tennessee raced Sunday to fix water mains that failed in freezing temperatures, and COVID-19 vaccine shipments resumed as the South carried on with efforts to recover from the winter weather that paralyzed parts of the nation. In Texas, …