The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMAwarned that scammers are trying to profit from those affected by the winter storm in Texas.
Dependence on FEMA The state of Texas alerted on Twitter about scams designed to attract people seeking help amid the onslaught of winter weather that has hit Texas with blackouts and restrictions on drinking water service.
There is a fake phone number being circulated saying that FEMA you will pay for your hotel through Texas Disaster Relief. Is a gotchathe agency tweeted.
There is a fake phone number being circulated saying that FEMA will pay for your hotel through Disaster Relief in Texas.
⚠️ It’s a scam. ⚠️
Your most trusted source of information will be your local officials and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (@TDEM).
— FEMA Region 6 (@FEMARegion6) February 18, 2021
Also, local authorities and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (whose account is @TDEM on Twitter) will be offering updates and recommendations for action during the winter storm.
Currently, 200 warm shelters are open throughout the state of Texas. Likewise, FEMA it is supporting critical care centers such as hospitals and water facilities through portable generators and gasoline.
The winter storm has left at least 20 dead and its impact extends to the southern border of the United States, where migrants are lost or die due to the cold temperatures that began on February 8.