Scramble to find plumbing supplies

The shelves and bins in the plumbing aisle at Chalmers Hardware, 2002 Broadway in Galveston, are nearly empty Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, as plumbers and homeowners scramble to find pipes and fittings to repair broken water lines after last week’s winter storm.

It seems as though the cold weather is gone — for now, at least. But we’re still shaking off one of the coldest winter blasts that Galveston County, as well as Texas, has seen in a long time.

From the loss of power, food and, most unfortunately, lives, residents still are trying to recover from the Arctic weather that inundated the county with subfreezing temperatures and forced many to endure days without power and water.

Angela Wilson: 409-683-5239;


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George Laiacona

Thank you for this article it shows that there are people with hearts among us. We were fortunate due to the weather experience of my early years living in upstate New York . We took in a few neighbors for a few days and helped those who needed parts as well a receiving some for our needs. I’m sure you will have many more stories headed your way . Try to keep us informed as grocery and hardware stores restock back to normal.

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