This is Texas right now. Who has power and who doesn't is just totally random. I found out this is Garland, Texas (a Dallas suburb), the poster grabbed the pics from reddit.What's the story with that block in the middle with power?
In my immediate neighborhood we have power, but a friend who lives on the other side of the hood, less than a mile away, was without power for 50 or 60 hours. He finally got it back yesterday. Then his neighbor across the street who came on same time he did, lost it again. It's that spotty.
They claim the "rolling blackouts" (blackouts controlled by the power company) are over and people without power are due to downed wires and such. I saw a report that here in North Texas is down to 81k customers without power (down from over a million earlier in the week).
The next challenge is water. Several water treatment plants have had problems due to the cold and water is either off or hasn't been treated properly, leading to boil water orders for a lot of communities (hard to do when you don't have power). Then over the last 24 hours or so, restoration of power has led to rising temps in homes and broken pipes so now the pipes are leaking and lots of water is being lost out of the system, stressing the already tenuous supplies.