Winter Storm Uri Community Feedback

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This consultation has concluded. All submissions will be archived at the Austin History Center. Thank you.  



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The Winter Storm Review Task Force wants to hear from the community and organizational representatives about your experiences during and in the aftermath of Winter Storm Uri. This webpage is dedicated to capture your unique stories submitted through written testimony, video footage, and pictures.

Please use the tools on the tabs below to share your story. You may also email your feedback to community@austintexas.gov by June 30, 2021.

Additionally, the Task Force will hold virtual listening sessions for public testimony. A report summarizing the stories captured on this webpage and during the listening sessions will be submitted to City Council by July 30, 2021, and the collage of stories received will be archived at the Austin History Center.



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The Winter Storm Review Task Force wants to hear from the community and organizational representatives about your experiences during and in the aftermath of Winter Storm Uri. This webpage is dedicated to capture your unique stories submitted through written testimony, video footage, and pictures.

Please use the tools on the tabs below to share your story. You may also email your feedback to community@austintexas.gov by June 30, 2021.

Additionally, the Task Force will hold virtual listening sessions for public testimony. A report summarizing the stories captured on this webpage and during the listening sessions will be submitted to City Council by July 30, 2021, and the collage of stories received will be archived at the Austin History Center.

Your Story

Please share stories from your experiences and observations during Winter Storm Uri and the aftermath. Everyone can see and comment on your post.  All submissions will be archived at the Austin History Center. Thank you.  

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    Four frigid days

    by LauraCottamSajbel, 5 months ago

    We lost power at 2am Monday morning, Feb 15. We did not get even a flicker of power again until Thursday afternoon, Feb 18--something like 80+ hours without heat or light. We were lucky we could still light our gas stove with a match, and my husband (who grew up in Colorado) wrapped our pipes well, so they did not break. Our house grew so cold, in days that hovered in the teens, that inside temps were below what our meat thermometer could measure--below 40. We piled nine blankets on the bed and still did not feel warm. I did... Continue reading