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 13:38:23 +0000 Governor: Texas storm is 'enormous challenge' http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/2f055aaff5c14962a6826017bef5a54f Texas Governor Greg Abbott reassured residents Friday as his state suffers in the aftermath of a winter storm that knocked out power for millions and caused widespread water issues. (Feb. 19) 2f055aaff5c14962a6826017bef5a54f Fri, 19 Feb 2021 23:24:10 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:POOLAustin, Texas - 19 February 2021++STARTS ON SOUNDBITE++1. SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. Greg Abbott, (R) Texas:"We know for our fellow Texans, this past week has been an enormous challenge, maybe unlike any challenge than you've ever dealt with before. It's been far too burdensome for the lives of all those affected. We're working around the clock and we will continue to work around the clock to address and to meet your needs and challenges and help you overcome them and get them put behind you."++SOUNDBITES SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++2. SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. Greg Abbott, (R) Texas:"First is ensuring that we complete the process of restoring power to Texas homes."++SOUNDBITES SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++3. SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. Greg Abbott, (R) Texas:"The second focal point today is restoring water for Texans.++SOUNDBITES SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++4. SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. Greg Abbott, (R) Texas:"The third thing we're focused on is ensuring that Texans have the food and water supplies they need."++SOUNDBITES SEPARATED BY BLACK++5. SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. Greg Abbott, (R) Texas:"The fourth thing that we're focused on right now is helping our refineries get back up and running to provide Texans with the fuel they need. Frozen temperatures significantly impacted our refineries, but we are working to help them get back online to provide the fuel that Texans depend upon."++ENDS ON SOUNDBITE++STORYLINE:Texas Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference Friday in Austin as his state suffers in the aftermath of a winter storm that knocked out power for millions and caused widespread water issues.Millions of Texans were under boil water notices Friday, and in many homes, taps were dry.Abbott outlined recovery efforts, calling the winter storm "an enormous challenge, maybe unlike any challenge that you've ever dealt with before."Finding bottled water was nearly impossible. Some people resorted to boiling snow. Houston, the nation's fourth largest city, opened 11 sites Thursday to help give away water.Millions of Texans were under boil water notices Friday, and in many homes, taps were dry.Abbott outlined recovery efforts, calling the winter storm "an enormous challenge, maybe unlike any challenge that you've ever dealt with before."Finding bottled water was nearly impossible. Some people resorted to boiling snow. Houston, the nation's fourth largest city, opened 11 sites Thursday to help give away water.===========================================================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. Texas Governor Greg Abbott reassured residents Friday as his state suffers in the aftermath of a winter storm that knocked out power for millions and caused widespread water issues. (Feb. 19) Governor: Texas storm is 'enormous challenge'