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In Frigid, Blacked-Out Texas, Chabad Houses Are a Lifeline

Friday, 19 February, 2021 - 1:14 pm

Phyllis and her friend Mary Alice were at home in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Monday afternoon, and they were cold. Like millions of other Texans, they had no power and no means to get warm as the temperatures outside continued to drop.

“It was very difficult to deal with,” the 73-year-old Phyllis, a member of the local Jewish community, recalled on Thursday. “We were wrapped in a number of layers of clothing and winter jackets.”

Everywhere one looked in Texas, the picture was the same. Power outages plunging people into cold and darkness; burst water pipes flooding homes and leaving many without fresh water; and even where water remained, it was in some cases contaminated and not safe to drink.

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