Texas Freeze 2021
4 months ago, we SERVPRO were called to assist in Texas during the Winter Freeze 2021. This horrible vortex came in on February 11th our Crews were in the Dallas area by the 15th to assist. We were constantly being called upon homeowners, who's homes had suffered burst pipes from freezing. Our crews were in Texas for almost 2 months, we assisted with water mitigation, and lots of demolition. So, many beautiful homes were damages completely. Many families were without electricity and water for days, weeks.
We were glad to be a part of the SERVPRO team that was able to get so many people help, by getting their homes back to normal.
See below for more information about this horrible Winter Storm that will go into history for the damages it caused:
The Winter Outbreak that occurred on Valentine's Week 2021 brought not only snow, sleet, and freezing rain to Southeast Texas, but also extreme cold temperatures that lasted for several days. This was one of the most impactful winter events in recent history that brought multiday road closures, power outages, loss of heat, broken pipes, and other societal impacts for the region. While the damage is still being assessed, this will likely go down as the first billion dollar disaster of 2021 globally, and potentially the most costly weather disaster for the state of Texas in history, surpassing even Hurricane Harvey from 2017.
There was a total of 8 days, 23 hours, and 23 minutes of winter highlights between the first Winter Weather Advisory issued on Thursday, February 11th at 9:37am to when the last Hard Freeze Warning expired at 9am on Saturday, February 20th.
The winter outbreak in February 2021 will be on the minds of every Texan for a very long time.