Biden said Friday that he hopes to travel to Texas next week but doesn't want his presence and the accompanying presidential entourage to distract from the recovery.
Nearly two dozen deaths have been attributed to the storm and a cold snap that left millions of Texans without power, while half the state is dealing with disrupted water service.
A viral TikTok video from Texas shows an aquarium that was frozen solid during the recent blackouts.
Conservationists, SpaceX employees and local volunteers have banded together to save thousands of sea turtles around South Padre Island in Texas.
In reality, officials say failures in natural gas, coal and nuclear energy systems were responsible for nearly twice as many outages as frozen wind turbines and solar panels.
A small-town mayor told his 4,000 residents that they should fend for themselves amid a historic and deadly snowstorm.
Officials in Houston had warned people to prepare for outages and hazardous roads -- conditions similar to what residents might see in the wake of a Category 5 hurricane.