Elon Musk said SpaceX and Tesla are “providing direct assistance when possible” in Texas after the deadly winter blast overwhelmed the power grid and left millions in darkness and without heat.
On Twitter, Musk wrote that SpaceX helped in South Texas while Tesla helped in Central Texas, including rescuing cold-stunned turtles and helping power a water treatment plant.
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However, Musk urged his Twitter followers to let companies know how they can help during this unprecedented time.
“Please let us know if we can be of assistance in other ways,” he wrote.
The comments came just after the business mogul slammed the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) for a statewide power outage that left millions on the hook. seeking warmth in the midst of extremely cold temperatures.
Musk tweeted that the Texas power grid manager didn’t earn the “R” in the acronym.
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Adding to the state’s misery, the weather has jeopardized drinking water systems. Authorities have ordered 7 million people – a quarter of the population of the country’s second-largest state – to boil tap water before drinking it, following record high temperatures that damaged infrastructure and pipes.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.