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Tents sit along the I-35 frontage road on Feb. 16, 2021 in Austin. A winter storm has caused icy roads and left millions of Texans without water or electricity.

Austin shelters weren’t prepared for outages despite lessons from 2021 winter storm, advocates say

Activists who work with unhoused people noted improvements in the city’s planning and coordination, but said shelters were difficult to reach for some and couldn’t accommodate families with children.

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