While extremely grateful our own electricity and heat and ( eventually ) internet held during this year’s early February winter storm here in Austin, and am also both surprised and equally thankful the state’s power grid held in general this time around, compared to last year’s mid February storm, there are a few things to remember – as a prod to continue to gird our grid so to speak 😊
Most importantly, on the plus side, Texas evidently has / had quite a few mega watts of power above peak use the last few days – though – and the minus side, chunks of the state hardly went below freezing, both in terms of how much below freezing and for how long – and still our state’s usage was near the same usage as during last year’s storm.
So while it’s great and more than welcome we have more available power than before, it’s important to remember we weren’t taxed nearly as long, nor as completely across the state, and at not nearly as deep a drop in temperatures, as our winter storm of mid-February last year.
What that means is we need to continue to build back our grid.
Below is the latest advice via our local EMS —
If all continues to improve, I’ll do a wrap-up post tomorrow with pics and links to comparisons of this year’s storm ( while remembering Feb ain’t over yet! ) to last year’s that caused so much death and hardship. Details that tell us how differently these two storms actually are from each other.
Meanwhile, stay safe everyone 🙏 ❤️
ps – continuing to get some painting done! here’s a most-done but -still-in-progress experimental figure work, New Hat, I’ll write a post about once finished up 👩🎨 😊 🎨
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