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Texas (KROC AM News) -  Minnesotans aren't the only ones welcoming warmer weather.

Minnesota is slowly emerging from a multi-day stretch of arctic weather and will experience high temperatures in the upper 30s Monday - even in International Falls.

Texas is also slowly warming up and should see temperatures in the 60s this weekend after a week of subfreezing weather.

But the problems caused by this week’s cold temperatures and snow may linger for months - broken water and natural gas pipes and service lines, large swaths of damaged electrical infrastructure and all the damage this caused and more.

KILLEEN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 18: Icicles hang off the State Highway 195 sign on February 18, 2021 in Killeen, Texas. Winter storm Uri has brought historic cold weather and power outages to Texas as storms have swept across 26 states with a mix of freezing temperatures and precipitation. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
FORT WORTH, TX - FEBRUARY 16: Pike Electric service trucks line up after a snow storm on February 16, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas. Winter storm Uri has brought historic cold weather and power outages to Texas as storms have swept across 26 states with a mix of freezing temperatures and precipitation. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

ABC News is reporting the energy agency that manages 90% of the Lone Star State's electricity "has revealed the Texas grid was minutes away from a catastrophic failure on Sunday."

ABC's Marcus Moore has this sobering report:

"A lot of the pipes have burst inside homes and apartments, and that continues to happen, as this winter weather continues its firm grip on the region here. And so in the days ahead, people will be dealing with that. Also, there's a boil water notice in effect for 13 million people across the state here. Those who have water are told to boil it. The rest are receiving bottled water from distribution organizations, and also various municipalities here"

AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 19: Mark Majkrzak gives out bottles of Rain Pure Mountain Spring Water to people in need on February 19, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Mr. Majkrzak, the founder of the company, said he drove from Georgia to deliver water. Winter storm Uri brought historic cold weather causing people to lose their water as pipes broke throughout the area. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

There are widespread reports of Texans going without power and water - and food - most of this past week.

And more tragic stories related to the unprecedented winter weather in Texas:

Humans were the only ones affected by the historic weather:

If you want to help those suffering in Texas, here are some suggestions:

And more than one Minnesotan was stuck in Texas this week because of the weather.

 

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