February 15, 2021

Major winter storm in the United States leaves thirty-one people dead and nearly three million people without power in Texas. The state records its lowest temperatures ever with negative two degrees Fahrenheit, forcing millions of people to boil water and be without power as the storm continues. Texas Senator Ted Cruz and his family fly to Cancun, Mexico on February 16th amid the winter disaster and spark widespread outrage and condemnation. President Biden declares a disaster emergency on February 20th in the aftermath of the storm.