We lived 50 miles north of Houston and after hurricane Ike we were without power for 17 days. No one protested. Fortunately we did not have to endure the cold. We always endured the heat after a hurricane.
I remember there was some bad heat wave somewhere in Texas. Forgot year. Governor Bush said not to worry about air conditioning bill. Just use it and work out payment later.
Not sure how that worked out. That part never made the news.
I think that year over 5,000 people in France died due to heat wave.
The same was true after hurricane Alicia in 1983. The people helped each other and it was a slow process of cleanup. My heart goes out to people in distress, but you’re not doing much to help yourselves up there. You look more like Haiti than the USA