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_Cocopuffdaddy_ t1_j0i8ahp wrote

Ngl I know this is fucked, but I was sorta hoping Texas was in the mix and that it would avoid Austin… but hey next time maybe


JohnGillnitz t1_j0jgif4 wrote

Austin Electric never went down during Uri. They cut power to most residential areas because that was the plan. If you were downtown or lived near a hospital, the power never went out. The City also made a lot of money selling power to other providers.
The water being out was silly though. The one guy who knew how to work the backup generator had retired. No one knew how to turn it on.