Oct. 19 — While hundreds of thousands lost power after Hurricane Harvey slammed Texas last summer, outages may well be worse next time, given the increasingly violent weather that experts foresee.

“We’ve dodged the bullet,” said Karl R. R’bago, a former commissioner for the Texas Public Utility Commission who is now executive director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center. “We should honor our good fortune by not relying on it next time.”

— Weatherford Democrat

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