Corpus Christi post winter storm deals with days-long power loss


Laramie White and her dogs stay warm in her truck on Tuesday, Feb 16, 2021. Her home was among the thousands in Corpus Christi that were left without power after extremely cold weather moved through Texas earlier in the week.

Laramie White has experienced post-storm power outages before – including a nearly two-week stint after Hurricane Harvey.

So she kind of snickered, White said, when she heard rolling outages expected to begin Monday would last 15 to 45 minutes.

She doubted her house on Ashland Drive, around the area of Alameda Street and Everhart Road –  which had lost power for eight days after Hurricane Hanna, and 12 days after Harvey – would really be brought back online quickly.

“I was like, ‘Well, that’s obviously going to be very, very low-balling, and so I was expecting probably a day without power,” White said.

It went down at 3 a.m. Monday and as of mid-day Wednesday, it hadn’t returned.

By Monday night, she and her husband, wearing several layers of clothes, were rotating turns staying in their trucks with the heater on, keeping their three dogs – a dachshund named Ellie May, a corgi named Coral and a Labrador-pit bull mix named Bailey – warm.



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