Matthew McConaughey, RHOD’s Steph Hollman & More Stars Cry Out Amid Texas Storm Power Outages


Matthew McConaughey, his spouse Camila and extra celebs are sharing useful resource info and giving power to Texans following the devastating winter storm there.

Texas has been lined in a layer of snow and ice for the higher half of this week, and tens of millions of residents are at the hours of darkness and with out warmth or energy as a result of state’s vitality grid happening. Citizen have been stranded inside freezing flats and houses, hunkered down with out potable water. One of Texas’ most well-known faces, Austin resident and actor Matthew McConaughey, tweeted out his “prayers,” in addition to details about assist his metropolis’s Meals on Wheels as so many autos couldn’t make deliveries, help the Austin Urban League and the Boys and Girls Club of Austin:

Actor Matthew McConaughey is attempting to get the phrase out about how fellow Austin, Texas residents may help one another get by the winter storm disaster. Photo credit score: AP. 

Matthew’s spouse, former mannequin Camila Alves has additionally been doing her half to tweet out info and tricks to keep heat. She even retweeted  info on how residents with out energy want to decide on one room and reinforce it to remain heat, with useful hints like “Hang thick blankets or large towels in all the windows, roll clothing or towels and block all door and window gaps – Throw all your dirty clothes on the floor, covering every space you can” to maintain warmth in.

Chrissy Teigen used the burden of her highly effective social media presence to start out a Twitter thread the place followers may go to share info or plead for assist. One response got here from a consumer <@JCisnerosTX who instructed Chrissy, “I’m from Laredo, TX—right on the border with Mexico. We’re severely underresourced and it will be another long night tonight. Locals are raising funds to keep Laredo warm and fed. Blankets are v much needed! Pls Venmo @/feed956.” Sadly, there have been many comparable requests from residents throughout the freezing state searching for such help.

Chrissy’s thread touched so many individuals that different celebs joined in to ask what they might do. When a consumer named
Amanda Kilian replied on Feb. 17, “@chrissyteigen I’ve been without power and water with my 4 year old since 2 am monday my pipes are frozen I’m almost at a breaking point,” Maria Shriver jumped in and requested what she may do for the girl:

While Chrissy did her half from Los Angeles, Austin, Texas resident and Grace and Frankie actress Brookyln Decker has been doing all the things she will to get the phrase out about assets to assist out these with the aftermath of the storm harm. In a Feb. 17 tweet she wrote, “I’m sharing this thread because if you experience flooding there is a lot of good advice in the comments. Take pictures of everything Call your insurance company ASAP,” together with a TikTok video displaying a crying lady giving a tour of her badly flooded home after pipes burst.

The day prior she shared a tweet {that a} Texas resident posted displaying it was 40 levels inside of his dwelling. “My INSIDE thermostat at the house. Day 2 of no heat & no water” the tweet learn and Brooklyn wrote “Not okay.” The actress has additionally been tweeting key useful resource info. On Feb. 18, she shared one post studying “AUSTIN A friend sent me this Google sheet that has resources for: Free essentials. (Limited qtys. Double check these) Open grocery stores with hours (if know) pet stores and restaurants. Warming Centers,” which included a spreadsheet of such helpful info for residents.

Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Dallas Star Steph Hollman gave followers an replace as she went into her third day with out energy to her dwelling. She wore an enormous heavy sweater in an Instagram video and famous that her home was “freezing” however that they’d a fire which she was “Super, super grateful for.” Steph reminded fellow Texans to “Check on your friends and neighbors, especially the elderly who may be unable to reach out for help.”

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Legendary newsman and Houston, TX native Dan Rather has been tweeting commonly about his dwelling state. “The only thing hot in Texas right now is the outrage and anger. We need answers, accountability, and action. Where are all those politicians who bemoan government, regulations, and preparedness?” he wrote on Feb. 17, along with mentioning how absurd the scenario is, tweeting, “Apparently America can put a man on the moon but Texas can’t keep the lights on. Houston, we have a problem.”

Comedian Patton Oswalt famous how the facility disaster in Texas is exclusive as a result of state’s business-friendly deregulation practices. He hoped that residents noticed how harmful it’s and that it will trigger the state to start out swinging Democrat blue in upcoming elections. There was widespread furor over their Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz abandoning his Houston dwelling for a heat getaway in Cancun, Mexico, leaving his constituents to fend for themselves within the frigid situations. Compound that with the state’s Republican Gov. Greg Abbott frequently being unable to present a timetable of when the facility could possibly be restored within the state, there’s an excellent likelihood this horrible climate disaster may have main future political ramifications in turning Texas blue.

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