Tales from the Texas cold: Struggles didn't stop when power returned
Angela Piazza for American-Statesman/Austin American-Statesman/TNS

AUSTIN, Texas — Cold but undaunted, Courtney Flores thought her family was doing moderately well after almost two days without power to their South Austin home. But then the water started pouring down from the attic. It was Tuesday, about an hour before sunset, as they scrambled to limit the already extensive damage while packing up for an escape to a friend's house, knowing that the driving conditions would worsen after dark. They made it safely, finally warm but — like many other Texans — facing uncertainty. "For the next who knows how long, we have to figure out a lot of unknowns, like wher...