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Damage from the TX freeze.

Friday, February 26, 2021

I have waited a week to see what really is going to be seen here after a hard freeze in the very tip of Texas.
We winter right on the border next to McAllen, TX . I am sure most have heard a lot on the hardships of a rare hard week of winter. From Dallas snows and Fort Worth massive accident to the freeze up north that broke water pipes and did horrendous damage.

We weren't alone in the mess. Here is where much of your fruits and vegetables grow and are sent to grocers when ripe. I have a couple of pictures that can show the story of how destitute the farmers are after the fact. I don't have pictures of the fields of cabbage, lettuce, kale etc. are being plowed under. A total loss. And it's too late in the growing season to replant as the crops don't grow well in the summer heat.

This is the orange grove just a couple blocks south of us. The fruit on the ground was ready to clear from the trees as the new growth of fruit had begun. It's not known at this time if the trees are dead or dormant. But no citrus this upcoming season.

This is the day after the last freeze of 3 nights at 21,21, and 24 degrees.

And this is the plant in front of our house that was a beautiful green with little white flowers on it. It's totally gone.

This is just a little insight at how a hard freeze looks in our area.

The power being off for so long was devastating. We got lucky with only 17 hrs. but mom's was off for 52 hrs. And then there were others with 4-5 days without. No heat, no food, no water etc.

Stressful days but we all made it through in one piece. We pray that the loss for farmers is less than what it looks like.
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    I hope you are doing well things are improving! I was worried about my TX friends. emoticon emoticon
    36 days ago
    WOW! What sad for everyone. Especially the farmers :(
    51 days ago
    I cannot even imagine. emoticon
    51 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
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    52 days ago
    I've read that the crops are completely gone and I'm not surprised. There's no way they could withstand those temps. Thinking about all the awesome grapefruit and the truck farms...I know it's devastating. I wonder if your bushes would be alive at the roots? Maybe do a deep pruning and see if they show some signs of life. I hope things begin to improve soon. So glad you had your power back fairly quickly, but still...it's tough.
    52 days ago
    So so harsh! AND it affects EVERYONE!

    Thanks for sharing these.

    Hugs and prayers for recovery.
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  • FRAN0426
    This winter weather we went through last week I hope never happens again. WE know some variation will show up in the future, and sure hope the electricity is in much better shape before it happens again. We were out of electricity for a total of 84 hours , and we certainly lost almost everything in the freezer and refrigerators
    Stores over this way are still low on food, and dairy products are tough to find. We ended up finally buying a carton of Silk for out cereal after going to enough stores that we out of milk.
    We too lost from of our planted shrubs, five for sure and waiting to see how many with green on the bottom will return into healthy plants and shrubs. This storm has shaken me to my ore for those who live in the valley year round , without electricity, indoor floors, plumbing , all the conveniences we take for granted .
    53 days ago
  • no profile photo LAH1222
    Those pictures really tell the story. The trees and plants look in bad shape.
    53 days ago
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