Anger over huge power bills in 'preventable' Texas weather crisis

Houston (AFP) – Millions of Texans were still without safe water on Sunday as officials fielded angry complaints over shockingly large power bills spawned by a cold weather crisis that Houston’s mayor said was ultimately preventable. The frigid air mass that paralyzed parts of the southern and central United States early in the week claimed some 70 lives, left millions temporarily without power and froze water lines. “All of what happened this week was foreseeable and preventable,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner told CBS’s “Face the Nation,” saying it had long been clear that the independent e…

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