MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sat, 15 May 2021 15:11:17 +0000 Long lines as Houston deals with water crisis http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/0a00b9918e1440b18fb1985742a027df Thousands of Houstonians continue to endure with a compromised tap water supply following a record cold snap and power outages. Bottled water has been largely cleared off shelves, so for a second day the city is handing out clean water. (Feb. 19) 0a00b9918e1440b18fb1985742a027df Fri, 19 Feb 2021 22:26:49 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESS Houston - 19 February 2021 1.  Line of cars snakes around 18th street in Houston, the line for clean water went on for 2 miles2. Cars continue to queue 3. Traffic waiting in line for pallets of water being given by city 4. Cars queue in to the Delmar Athletic Complex, pallets of water are distributed5. City worker directing traffic, telling people to pop their trunks, natural sound up full, various6. Traffic continues through water distribution site. 7. Nancy Wilson, who waited in line for 3 hours for the water, shows us that her taps don't work8. Nancy shows us her boiled pot of water, as her water district is still under a boil water advisory9. SOUNDBITE (English) Nancy Wilson, Lost Power and Water: "This one was full of ice." 10. A dog dish for water, had frozen over when the cold was at its worst and she lost power 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Nancy Wilson, Lost Power and Water: "We had a dog bowl that we had full of water inside the house and it froze on 'em." 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Darrell Looney, Wilson's home health aide: "You could even see the vapors from your mouth coming out in the house. That's inside with the doors closed." 13. SOUNDBITE (English) Darrell Looney, Wilson's home health aide:"The kitchen sink, she keeps the tub and we wash dishes and it was froze."14. SOUNDBITE (English) Nancy Wilson, Lost Power and Water: "I just had a stroke. So, you know, when they said that they would fluctuate the electricity, you know, some off and on, we didn't get. Never got. All we got was the off. 15. SOUNDBITE (English) Nancy Wilson, Lost Power and Water: "I don't know. I don't know what I would have done if it wasn't for Neil."16. SOUNDBITE (English) Darrell Looney, Wilson's home health aide:"Just by the grace of God, I did have enough gas in my car to get it warm enough for us to sit in the car so we could find some gas about I think about four or five o'clock in the morning. I got on the phone and I finally found a place that was open to get gas, to keep us warm."++PARTIALLY COVERED++17. SOUNDBITE (English) Nancy Wilson, Lost Power and Water: "And there was no water nowhere. So we went. And when we saw the long, long line, we decided we better stay."18. Wide of traffic queue pulling into tents for water STORYLINE: The cascading crises of power outages across Texas due to winter weather lead to another problem — lack of clean water. The power outages affected the capability to provide safe drinking water for thousands of Houstonians. When the storm struck worst on President's Day, Nancy Wilson, 55, of Houston, said her Heights area home lost power and the temperature inside plummeted. "We had a dog bowl that we had full of water inside the house and it frozen on them," Wilson said. Wilson said she recently suffered a stroke and was without a car, her best bet to keep her warm. So she called her home health aide, Darrell Looney for help. "Just by the grace of God, I did have enough gas in my car to get it warm enough for us to sit in the car so we could find some gas about I think about four or five o'clock in the morning," Looney said. Wilson piled in with her three dogs into Looney's small sedan. She slept there for four days. Her next challenge when things thawed was finding water. Wilison's taps barely trickle since pipes froze and the city's water was deemed unsafe to drink until the electric grid is fully restored. Furthermore, the storm and cold snap knocked supply chains off line, so store shelves were soon emptied of bottled water. The city has stepped in and is distributing clean water across the metroplex. Wilson waited in a two mile long queue of cars for precious cargo - two packs of bottled water.  "There was no water,nowhere. So we went. And when we saw the long, long line, we decided we better stay," Wilson said. City workers and volunteers got a streamlined process started Friday morning outside in the parking of a Houston public schools athletic complex. They moved hundreds of cars through a line to put the water in trunks and truck beds. Wilson said she doesn't know what she would have done without Darrell Looney's help. Looney knows what could have happened to her if he wasn't her home health aide and friend. "She would have frozen to death," Looney said. ===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Thousands of Houstonians continue to endure with a compromised tap water supply following a record cold snap and power outages. Bottled water has been largely cleared off shelves, so for a second day the city is handing out clean water. (Feb. 19) Long lines as Houston deals with water crisis