This week, The Daily is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year and checking in on what has happened in the time since they first ran.
With most natural disasters, the devastation is immediately apparent. But when a winter storm hit Texas, some of the damage was a lot less visible.
The stories of Iris Cantu, Suzanne Mitchell and Tumaini Criss showed the depth of the destruction.
Their lives were upended. The storm in February left their homes barely habitable, with collapsed ceilings and destroyed belongings, and it disrupted their children’s learning.
While the state investigated widespread blackouts from the storm, looking for accountability, the three women grappled with a more pressing question: How am I going to move forward with my life?
Today, we return to their stories.
Guest: Jack Healy, a Colorado-based national correspondent for The New York Times.
- As the freak winter storm raged, historically marginalized communities were among the first to face power outages.
For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.