I have never been, nor will I ever be, a fan of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. However, I acknowledge good work when I see it...and as of late Thursday evening, AOC has raised $1 million for relief efforts in Texas, which is currently struggling from brutal winter weather and catastrophic power outages.
The lawmaker also announced that she will be making a trip to Houston this weekend as well.
“$1M raised in direct relief for Texans in less than a day,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “As a thank you to everyone who contributed & amplified, I’ll be going to Texas this weekend to visit w/ @LaCongresista in Houston & highlight what’s happening on the ground.”
Hopefully the state is close to restoring power to ALL citizens, as well as lifting the boil water advisories.
On Thursday, Energy Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) stated that they made “significant progress” in restoring power.
“We’re to the point in the load restoration where we are allowing transmission owners to bring back any load they can related to this load shed event,” ERCOT Senior Director of System Operations Dan Woodfin said. “We will keep working around the clock until every single customer has their power back on.”
Totally blown away.
$1M raised in direct relief for Texans in less than a day.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 19, 2021
PowerOutage.us reports that just under 500,000 Texas customers remain without electricity. This is down from more than four million customers who were in the dark earlier this week.
ERCOT officials previously stated that had the power grid collapsed, it would take weeks or months to restore power statewide.
“At approximately 1:25 a.m. this morning [Feb 15] , ERCOT entered its third and highest level of emergency operations because electric demand is exceeding the available supply,” officials said at the time. “Controlled outages are occurring to protect the electric grid from uncontrolled, cascading outages.”
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