Last month Texans from all across the state were subjected to a powerful winter storm that knocked power out for millions as temperatures plunged into the single digits. While the 2021 power outage lasted equally as long for most Texans, rural Texans faced some unique challenges, said Justin Sisemore, founder of the Sisemore Law Firm in Fort Worth, Texas.

“Temperatures in many rural communities dipped lower than in urban areas, getting help from neighbors was more difficult, and many had farms, ranches and livestock to tend to,” Sisemore said.