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Texas cities debate costly infrastructure investments in age of extreme weather

Experts say local governments should prioritize extreme weather preparedness. Cost can be a deterring factor.

Holly Phillips, an employee at 7-Eleven, finally waits for a bus to get home after she was stuck in the store for two nights as the roads iced over and other employees were not able to come in to take over her shift as winter weather moved through Dallas on Feb. 2, 2023.

“It’s very expensive to be cheap”

“Grinding to a halt”

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