‘It’s the worst time of the year’: Thousands of Texans lose internet and cell phone service in ‘worse than Chernobyl’
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The “worst time of year” in Texas is coming in May, and thousands of Texans are facing the possibility of losing their internet, cell phone and cellphone service.
The state’s governor announced the state is rolling out its first statewide “Internet Plan,” which allows consumers to connect their phone to the internet, while at the same time allowing them to get internet from anywhere.
That means most people will have access to the Internet for the first time.
But as of Friday, it was unclear if the state’s network was capable of delivering the high-speed internet needed to get through a typical day.
Many have taken to social media to share photos of the devastation they’ve suffered in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
On Twitter, Texas Governor Greg Abbott tweeted, “In Texas, the worst times of year are now, and it’s the WORST TIME of the YEAR!!!
I will not stand by and watch people suffer through this.
I will do everything in my power to help!”
Meanwhile, thousands of people are already in shelters, and others are calling 911 to report their problems.
In Texas and Louisiana, there were at least 15 reported cases of heat-related illness.
In California, at least 10 people were diagnosed with heat- related illness and more than 40 people were hospitalized.
The AP has been tracking the crisis in Texas, and is providing updated information as it becomes available.
The “worst time of year” in Texas is coming in May, and thousands of Texans are facing the possibility of…