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Millions in Texas Remain Without Power and Water as Outage Continues

Millions of Americans entered a third day without power as more snow and freezing rain moves toward the East Coast, prolonging icy conditions in some areas hit earlier this week. Photo: Thomas Ryan Allison/Bloomberg News

Video Transcript

- The highway is a sheet of ice.

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BRANDON HENDERSON: It was about like, what, 10:30 now, and the power's still out.

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SYLVESTER TURNER: All across the city, as power has been restored, people's pipes are bursting all over the city. That's not happening at all.

LESLIE SCISM: Now that Texans have endured the storm for a couple of days, more bad weather is ahead, but many of them are at the point they're spotting damage that has been created by the storm, and they're trying to figure out whether their insurance policies will cover this damage. We're talking here damage to homes, but also damage to vehicles.

Across the state, car and home insurers are expecting hundreds of thousands of claims to come pouring in. The good news for policyholders is that homeowner's policies do tend to cover a lot of the damage that comes out of snow and ice storms.

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JEN PSAKI: Our team and FEMA continue to monitor the situation in Texas as well as other states in the storm's path that might be impacted. We remain in close contact with states across the affected area to ensure any federal support requirements are met.

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