Historic winter storms wreaked havoc across Texas and much of America this week, resulting in deaths and causing millions to lose power and water. The Lone Star State was hit particularly hard when its electric grid couldn't keep up with demand.
A person rides a bicycle through snow in McKinney, Texas, on Feb. 16.
Workers repair a power line in Austin on Feb. 18.
Honey Russell shovels snow from her sidewalk on February 15 in Fort Worth, Texas.
A City of Austin worker surveys a recently mended water pipe after it froze on Feb. 18.
Residents help a pickup driver get unstuck in Round Rock, Texas, on February 17.
C.J. Dye sleds down a hill as his father Chris Dye looks on after a snow storm on February 17 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Vehicles are at a standstill southbound on Interstate Highway 35 on February 18 in Killeen, Texas.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) checks in for a flight at Cancun International Airport after a backlash for taking a family vacation in Mexico while his constituents froze.
Michael Kirkland, 57, rests on a chair while taking shelter at Gallery Furniture store in Houston which opened its doors to those who lacked heat at home.
Karla Perez and Esperanza Gonzalez of Houston warm up by a barbecue grill during a power outage caused by the winter storm on February 16.
Shoppers walk past a bare shelf as people stock up on necessities at the H-E-B grocery store on February 18 in Austin.
Gas pumps are out of service at an Exxon gas station in Houston due to high demand.
Propane tanks are placed in a line as people wait for the power to turn on to fill their tanks in Houston.
A Fiesta Mart is closed because of a power outage in Austin on February 17.
Icicles hang from a State Highway 195 sign on February 18 in Killeen, Texas.