The wildfires that swept through the state of Texas have forced the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people and prompted evacuations for hundreds more.
But the state’s electric grid is also vulnerable, and has seen its power grid and gas supply cut off in the past.
Here are some key facts about the fires and how they affect the state.
Texas has experienced the worst blackout in US history The state experienced its first blackout in 2015 and its last in March 2017.
The state is one of a few states that has been affected by a massive power outage caused by Hurricane Harvey.
According to a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, there are at least 6,000 wildfires burning across the state and at least 1,600 have been declared as “high risk”.
“This is the worst ever for Texas,” said Texas Governor Greg Abbott, speaking at a press conference on Thursday.
“The governor is right to declare a state of emergency for Texas.
This is the most dangerous year for any state in history.”
Abbott also said that a “major disaster” was possible in the state if no one has evacuated their homes.
The fires have also impacted electric grid infrastructure The wildfires, which are mostly centered in the Houston area, were caused by lightning strikes that brought the flames to the Texas and Texas-Mexico border.
The flames have been blamed for blackouts for more than three weeks.
As a result, electricity has been cut in the city of Katy, which has seen outages and gas shortages for more that two months.
In addition, electricity in Houston has been switched off for more time than any other major city in the US.
This has prompted residents to seek out alternative means of power, such as cooking, cooking gas and using generators.
However, there have been no major incidents reported in the town of Beaumont, which is situated along the border of the state, and is still struggling to regain electricity.
The US has seen two major wildfires in one year In a separate report, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said that the wildfires are the largest since World War II.
The agency said that wildfires were responsible for the deaths of at least 11,000 people across the US, and that they have also destroyed or damaged more than 700,000 homes and businesses.
The wildfires were “likely the largest wildfires in US recorded history,” the USGS said, citing the recent fires in California, Colorado, Montana and Washington.
The government is taking measures to ensure power stays on despite the wildfires The Texas state government has begun to use the emergency powers granted to it under the National Emergencies Act (NEA) to ensure the state does not experience another blackout.
The governor said that power had been restored to at least 100,000 customers in the aftermath of the fires.
However there have also been several reports of people losing power in areas affected by the fires, such a power outage in the suburbs of Houston and Houston and East Texas, and outages affecting the suburbs, areas in the west and east of the Texas Panhandle, and the rural areas of Texas and Oklahoma.
“As Texas continues to recover from the fires we need all the help we can get,” Abbott said.
The hurricanes Harvey and Irma have been particularly devastating The wildfires have left about 5.5 million people without power in the United States, according to a recent report from FEMA.
“Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have wreaked havoc on Texas communities, with severe power outages impacting homes and communities, and property loss, economic impacts, and even deaths,” said a statement from the agency.
“These fires also affected the power grid, leaving many customers without power for months and forcing the shutdown of the grid.
As more information becomes available about the extent of damage, the state is asking for help from the public to help ensure that those affected are helped.”
Many of the people displaced are elderly and are not receiving medical care There are more than 6,500 people in shelters across the Texas state, according the Houston Chronicle.
The vast majority of them have been placed in shelters for medical reasons, as people have not been able to return to work.
According the report, “Many of those who are housed are elderly or have disabilities, including dementia, who cannot travel, or those who have been unable to find housing in Texas due to severe weather conditions”.
The state has been under a mandatory evacuation order since January 11.
The National Weather Service has issued a yellow warning for the areas of the country affected by fires, warning that some areas will experience winds up to 120 miles per hour.
Some states have seen severe flooding This is not the first time that Texas has seen flooding during wildfires.
Flooding occurred in Houston in August and October 2016, and in other areas of North Texas, including Harris County, which includes Houston.
The storm that ravaged the state in September 2017 was so powerful that it caused the evacuation and shut down of more than 2,000 buildings in Houston. 8. The