The new stories coming out of Texas in February 2021 were devastating. People freezing to death in their own homes. Children going days without food. Hospitals without potable water. When Rebecca Walls, Executive Director at Unite DFW emailed us on a Friday afternoon, our team was ready to spring into action. With a deep passion for disaster response communication, our team knows every second counts.
“What we’ve heard between Friday and today has been pretty unbelievable,” wrote Rebecca. “In a nutshell, millions of people across the state are without water to their homes and organizations, including hospitals, because their pipes burst. That’s the main lingering impact aside from the trauma of nearly freezing in the dark for three days and nights — some without food, water, or the ability to communicate with anyone.”