Broken pipes cause lots of damage
While some Texans have begun to wade through the cost of home repairs, others are still displaced having fled to hotels to escape darkened or cold houses. Most said they are grateful to have found accommodations in quickly filling hotels, but were concerned about the accumulating expenses. The financial worries come about a year after the start of a global pandemic that decimated many people’s incomes and claimed thousands of jobs. The storm has also displaced worries about maintaining social distancing for some desperate to find a place with heating or power. In Houston, a family were able to find a room at a Hampton Inn, costing $140 a night, after the temperature in their home started dropping. They grabbed meals from from where ever they could and found a few restaurants that were open for takeout. They were hoping the power would come back on soon so that their pipes would not burst from the freezing temperatures. They were not so lucky, when they went to check on their home they found water everywhere from broken pipes.