I have never told Texans they got what they deserve. Wonder where you got that silly idea? What has happened in Texas was inevitable given the lack of preparation for change and the reality is that although we can predict a lot about the weather we still cannot predict with accuracy and with climate change it is even more difficult given the severity of the changes.I'm sure you don't tell friends in Eastern Canada that they get what they deserve but
We keep things current too but that doesn't ensure that problems won't arise. We lost power at -45C at about 1:00 am. I can assure you that all our preparations meant very little when one simple failure left everything from our well house on through frozen solid in a matter or mere hours.
My nearly antique gas stove kept things fairly comfortable but under those circumstances, there is a very narrow window where important decisions have to be made. I know what needs to be done and how quickly decisions need to be made but that's because I'm familiar with my environment.
Those who are unfamiliar are going to struggle.
Texas is not the only state or the US the only country where this has lack of preparation has happened in the past - and present. The most tragic part is that Texas was made aware of the need for change in 2011 after the last big storm and following the investigation of their grid and nothing was done over that 10 year period. People are dead because of this and homes and businesses ruined or extremely damaged.
Talking with my friends in Texas (the ones I can reach) I know that they are suffering immensely and sick with stress and worry for the future.