The State of Texas and Disaster Recovery

From the Texas Public Radio website, this article titled Emergency Management Chief Says State Is Missing Out On Billions Because Of Poor Planning.

Although the title would lead one to believe that the state should improve its disaster recovery capability, my take on this article is that the quoted comments focus more on how to capture more federal money and to do so more efficiently.

In my view, Texas, which is a wealthy and populous state, has shown time and time again that it does not want to mount a significant effort to mitigate threats/hazards or use state money to pay the costs of the many disasters it experiences. One example is chemical plant explosion in the city of West in 2013. See the posting in this blog on that topic, from April 2013.

If any readers know more about this matter, I would like to hear from them.

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