Americans queue to fetch water from tap in viral video amid power outage

Americans queue to fetch water from tap in viral video amid power outage

- Video showing some Texas residents struggling to get water from a tap has gone viral on Twitter

- Water became scarce amid blackouts caused by the snowstorm that hit many states in America

- In the clip, the residents held on to their containers as they waited patiently to be served

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A news anchor, Erica Simon, has shared a video of Texas residents queuing to fetch water at a tap as if they were in a third-world country.

Erica said she saw people queue up as millions of people are without water in the state. The video has since generated a lot of reactions on Twitter.

According to Erica, millions do not presently have access to the basic necessity. In the clip, residents carried different buckets as they awaited their turns.

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Many people have said the US is now competing hard with third-world countries. Photo source: @EricaOnABC13
Source: Twitter

Some even brought their dispenser receptacles to perhaps get drinking water. Hours after the video was posted, it already has over a million views.

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Watch the clip below: compiled some of the reactions below:

@re_educate said:

"The US is not a developed country. It's a failed state banana republic used by the billionaire class to enrich themselves."

@brook1982 said:

"OMG i can't believe what is happening in Texas. Even what we take for granted is now people don't have it. Water. How sad to see that is happening in USA. I am sorry for the people. Unbelivable."

@SidSchirocco said:

"It has less to do with whether America is a first, second or third world country, and more to do with the philosophy behind governing America, which has historically been about less or even minimal government."

@PaulaPotch said:

"This is shameful. I'm in Scotland and struggling to accept that this is the US. Lord knows how the poor souls living there are coping with this while those who could help, won't."

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that US-based Nollywood actress, Mistura Asunramu, took to her page on social media with a video showing how her family is coping amid the ongoing power outages in Texas.

In the video posted by the actress, a grilling machine was spotted in the living room with her and her kids throwing in old newspapers to keep the house warm.

Asunranmu was heard in the background lamenting about their current predicament. The actress disclosed that there has been no light in Dallas; a city in Texas, where they reside.


Joseph Omotayo writes for the human interest desk at He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in Literature in English. He loves basketball and books. He tweets @omotayome.

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