According to this website, it's steadily restoring now back to ~515,000—and anecdotally, I'm back in power and will be reporting again today.…
Compared to millions here in Houston, my wife and I've had it easier than most.

Our power went out for ~32 hours, including one chilly evening spent bundled up. Data was spotty. Downed traffic lights made driving treacherous, & the city's still on a boil-water notice.
But we're healthy, have a bottled-water supply, and were reasonably prepared for an event that had little advanced warning.

One handy item that kept us informed when our devices were down: a crank radio tuned into Houston Public Media
We charged our devices when we could and warmed up in the car. Discomforts and nuisances for us have been deadly for the sick, poor, elderly, and incarcerated. I plan to dig into those effects now that I am back on the grid.

We're being careful about the water situation.
Like much of country, I'm learning more about ERCOT, the Texas power grid, and the "Midnight Connection."

Do you have expertise on this issue?

Stories about your experiences with the outages?

Tips about how the outages connect with the courts?

DM me.

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