"And we'll learn from this too, and we'll produce approaches to be certain that there are available resources of energy and power that things like this don't occur."
Back in Abilene, Texas, town officials Monday requested residents to quit using nonessential water.
"Because of power outages throughout the water system, the City of Abilene requires all clients to curtail drinkable water usage," city officials said. "Your attempts to conserve water can aid the City in ensuring continuing water services. Struggling to curtail usage will lead to reduction of water services."
"That is typically performed via rotating outages, that can be controlled, temporary interruptions of electrical service," ERCOT stated in a statement obtained by ABC News. "This kind of demand reduction is just employed as a last resort to save the reliability of the electrical system as a whole."
To help conserve energy, ERCOT requested citizens to shut their blinds, unplug stainless applianceswait to do laundry for a couple of days, wear warmer clothing and place the heat at 68 degrees.
ERCOT stated Tuesday,"The variety of controlled outages we must do stays high. We're optimistic that we'll have the ability to decrease the number through the day."
Texas vaccine imports are on hold due to the storm.
Texas' Department of State Health Services stated,"because of the winter storm and harmful states, the CDC has set vaccine imports on hold. We're not anticipating deliveries to happen until at least Wednesday. Many neighborhood vaccine suppliers have postponed practices as it isn't safe for people to stand out across much of Texas at the moment. Vaccination will restart as soon as it's secure and neighborhood conditions permit."
President Joe Biden declared Texas' emergency crisis proclamation on Sunday.
However, Texas is not from the woods yet.
Early Wednesday morning, another storm will move in the South, such as Dallas, Oklahoma City and Little Rock, bringing snow and icehockey.