The mayor of the West Texas town of Colorado City is fed up with people asking for help during a snowstorm. *scratches head*
Tim Boyd went on a Facebook rant and made it clear he’s refusing to help people during the snowstorm. He said they were “weak” for asking for water and electricity.
Boyd wrote, “No one owes you or your family anything; nor is it the local government’s responsibility to support you during trying times like this!” He went on to say in the lengthy post, “Sink or swim, it’s your choice! The City and County, along with power providers or any other service owes you NOTHING!” He wrote,
“If you don’t have electricity you step up and come up with a game plan to keep your family warm and safe. If you have no water you deal without and think outside of the box to survive and supply water to your family. Only the strong will survive and the weak will parish.” Take a look at a screenshot:
In another message, he said, “I was speaking as a citizen as I am NOT THE MAYOR anymore. I apologize for the wording and ask that you please not harass myself or my family anymore, NYDN reports. Take a look at the full rant.
Millions of residents in Texas as without power, the state reached historic records of snowfall. Texas reached a record of minus 2 degrees. Washington Post reports at least 14 people are dead in four states affected by the weather. A woman and a girl died from carbon monoxide poisoning trying to keep warm in the car in a garage.
The Texas grid ultimately got crushed because operators didn’t feel the need to prepare for cold weather.