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Winter Storm 2021

Texas workers struggle to pay for groceries and rent after losing wages during winter storm

Many hourly wage employees across the state lost working hours last week during the storm and power outage disaster. Now, they’re left with a choice between paying for rent or groceries.

A sign informs customers of a store closure due to the recent winter snowstorm in South Austin. Feb. 16, 2021.

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