According to CNN local time on February 20, Austin, Texas, has a water storage capacity of only 50.43 million gallons, and the water system needs at least 100 million gallons to maintain the normal operation of the system.
The report pointed out that the water supply company of Austin lost a total of 325 million gallons of water due to the rupture of water pipes caused by a large number of users by winter storms.
Still, Austin officials are optimistic that the city can resume water before the end of the weekend.
Meanwhile, Rickina Bissett, deputy director of medicine at the Baylor School of Medicine in Houston, said the winter storm brought “a completely painful experience” for Texas hospitals.
She pointed out that before the winter storm, the hospital did not have enough guidance, so the hospital was completely unprepared.
Bissett pointed out that many deaths were caused by fires caused by improper heating, and many people were hospitalized due to carbon monoxide poisoning.
At present, the number of severe patients is proliferating, while hospitals lack sufficient medical supplies and manpower without water. She called the hospital’s status quo “miserable” and “horrible”.