The nation’s fourth largest city, and surrounding metro area, have been hit hard. Most of the city of Houston is without power, and the water system is precarious. Apparently, a major pumping station is down, and the water pressure throughout Houston is dangerously low. The Emergency Management team is encouraging everyone to stay where you are, stay off of the streets, and if you can possibly do so, conserve water. If you have bottled water, use it, especially for infants and the elderly. There is no confirmed contamination of city tap water, but with low system pressure, it is always a possibility.
Here’s a couple of slideshows to give you an idea of what things are like, and why you should stay where you are.