At present, the main city of Texas, Houston, has basically restored power supply, but the lives of local residents still face great difficulties. Enya and her husband, as well as her 7-year-old daughter Bella, experienced a six-day water cutoff. At present, their house has leaked water pipes and roofs have collapsed. The relevant repair progress is slow.
The collapsed roof nearly hurt his 7-year-old daughter. The landlord appeared with a pile of building materials and tried to do some simple repairs with Enya’s husband. The landlord said that there was hardly a professional plumber available now.
At present, the power supply in Houston has basically resumed, so it seems that the problem of water pipe bursting has been solved, so that the city can operate normally. But when we met the plumber at the gas station, we found that they were not the answer to everything.
Plumber Juan: These building materials are all in my house, so I can work today. Many people don’t have the corresponding building materials. This is a problem. Everyone needs help; I have been to 30 families in the past three days.
Houston supermarkets are seriously short of basic living materials.
There are many people who do not get enough help at present. In a large supermarket chain in Houston, there is a serious shortage of basic necessities such as drinking water and bread.
CCTV reporter Yin Yue: Supermarket posted such a notice that one person can only buy one bag of water at a time. But now the shelves are empty.
Supermarket staff said they did not know when the supplies of these goods would return to normal levels. In recent days, many suppliers have been unable to run at full capacity due to the impact of water and power cuts, resulting in some commodity supermarkets receiving only one carload of supplies throughout the day. Many basic daily necessities have been seriously short of supply.