Apparently you are tone deaf. The state, counties, cities, and people completely unprepared for a once in 100 year event. 11 year old boy dies of hypothermia, Older man found dead frozen to death in his e z chair. Wife near death in ICU, critical condition. Horror stories abound.Ok, do you think Canada, or even the Northern United States, don't have Homeless?
Water lines won't freeze @55 F Inside your Home, leave the water running if you were worried about outside freezing, but the lines would need to be Above Ground to freeze within a few days.
Business have been closed for Covid up this way for the last 2-3 weeks, everyone survived. Where is it that you Have to Go, if the roads are not plowed of the 5"s of snow? A legitimate question. I snow plow, which means many early mornings, 4am. You would be surprised how many Elderly People are out at that time, stuck in unplowed Intersections. I use to stop and push them out, until I realized, they would only make it to the next Intersection and get stuck again. Where do they have to go at 4am? Coffee at Mc Dee's.
It all seems like a Mad Panic over a basic winter storm, we endure 2-3 times a month every winter. Or week long Heatwaves we get through in the summer months.
Rolling Blackouts, well that is just your Power Grid, and whoever wasn't prepared or wished to profit the most from this. 12,000-15,000 BTU AC Unit, would use as much, or more energy as a Space Heater trying to warm up a home. Where is all that Summertime Energy?
Our Ancestry's use to live in Caves, was the Weather that much more uniformed then?
I lived in Michigan for many years. Learned to cope and had cold weather/snow resources at every level. In Texas, a completely different set of conditions. But with Michigan experience I fared better than most. For everyone else not used to northern winters, complete disaster. Sorry you don't get that.