Katey and the Great Texas Whiteout
Florida was home.
Katey had not played in the snow
since leaving Russia.
Katey moved this year.
Texas snowfall surprised her…
First snow since age four!
Whiteout in Texas…
power off, roads hazardous.
Katey shoveled snow.
Playing in snow…Katey’s joy!
Copyright© 2021 by Cheryl Batavia
Photos by Ellen and Katey
Texas is experiencing unheard-of back-to-back blizzards and below-zero temperatures. This may be one of many examples of extreme weather events due to global warming. Increasing frequency and severity of hurricanes and wildfires, craters forming in Russia’s Tundra, and melting polar ice are some other possible examples.
Texas is not well-prepared for blizzards. Items such as Snowplows and snow tires are in short supply. The low temperatures are overtaxing the power grid and causing power outages. Some people’s water pipes have burst. A few areas have orders to boil water. Many people are stuck at home with a dwindling supply of food and without heat. I am grateful that my daughters and their household have experienced only a very brief power outage.