‘RHOD’ star Stephanie Hollman details power outages from Texas winter storm ‘Scary’ (exclusive)

Stephanie Hollman is one of millions of Texans whose home was affected by this week’s brutal winter storm.

The Real Housewives of Dallas The star lives in Dallas with her husband, Travis Hollman, and their two sons, Cruz and Chance. She spoke exclusively with ET on Thursday about how she and her family have been handling the state’s extreme temperatures, power outages and more.

“We got our energy back last night so we can finally stay home,” Hollman revealed. “We had no power for three days and our kitchen sink was frozen. We are very lucky because we have a fireplace and we were able to use it downstairs to keep ourselves a little warm, but it has been crazy here.”

“Many people are still without electricity and without electricity, and the situation is much worse,” he continued. “I think the elderly and children are the most vulnerable, and people really need to be careful. In the news you see all these people trying to keep warm and keep their children warm, who are dying of carbon monoxide. poisoning. It’s so, so sad and so unnecessary, to be completely honest. “

CBS News reported Wednesday that nearly 3 million homes were without power in Texas, which is the only state that has its own power grid not regulated by the federal government. Many residents, past and present, have spoken out about the state’s failure in weatherproof power generating facilities, raising awareness of how ill-prepared Texas was for a climate emergency of this caliber.

“I never knew this was a problem, and we don’t have a generator because I never thought we would need one,” Hollman admitted. “It’s scary how unprepared we were and I’m still not 100 percent sure what happened. It’s scary that people are literally dying trying to stay warm and freezing to death. It feels very unnecessary and really sad that we don’t feel Prepared. We hear certain areas have power and people who haven’t had it for four days. It just doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. “

“Every piece of advice I’ve received is from a fan. They’ve told me what to do and how to keep warm.” “And great ideas, like using pool noodles around the outdoor water feature to keep them insulated and breaking the ice in our pool to make sure it doesn’t freeze. I really had no idea, but we have so many people living in indica where it snows a lot and they are alone [more] prepared.”

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