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  • US President Joe Biden has declared a state of major disaster in Texas following crippling winter weather.

  • At least two dozen people died in the unusual cold, which also disrupted electricity and water supplies.

  • DWS Carolina Kenoy Reports from Houston, Texas, is not out off the woods yet.

  • Thousands of families have been arriving in their cars to the mass distribution center in the city of Houston.

  • The shortage of water is now the biggest challenge way.

  • Don't have drinking water, but some households don't even have running water at all, not even to take a shower.

  • And if the stores have water, you have to line about, the purchase is limited.

  • Now the city is trying to help.

  • Millions of bottles of water are being distributed in a coordinated effort with dozens of volunteers.

  • Each car gets no more than three cases, regardless of how many family members, but they have to be able to pick it up in downtown Houston.

  • We're outside of Houston City limits.

  • It's areas like these that have been hardest hit.

  • But the power crisis and the snowstorm.

  • We can still see damaged furniture on the sidewalks and families.

  • They're struggling with the shortage of water.

  • Government aid barely arrives here.

  • Roland Donahoe has been collecting groceries and water all day long.

  • He distributes this to the community, out of his garage to people who don't have a car or who have to work during the day.

  • Thank you.

  • Wanna come money out on the In my community, people are able to pick up things during the night.

  • Thesis What I do for them.

  • I distribute the help from seven PM sometimes until midnight.

  • E no, this is the only time they have on.

  • I want to help.

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  • Roland used to work as a case manager for a lawyer.

  • He lost his job due to the pandemic.

  • But at least he now has the time to help his community.

  • No, if it wasn't for him, we wouldn't have water at home.

  • Not even toe.

  • Rosina.

  • It's going to take some months before things get back to normal.

  • In Texas, at least, the weather forecast isn't predicting anymore.

US President Joe Biden has declared a state of major disaster in Texas following crippling winter weather.

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US President Biden declares state of 'major disaster' in Texas | DW News

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