Restoring Power: What Houston Learned From Ike

Five years ago this week, much of Houston was without electricity. Hurricane Ike had ripped-down power lines as the storm's winds exceeded a hundred miles an hour. Would another hurricane put 2 million utility customers in the dark for days as Ike did?

“We had removed over 37,000 [trees] last year and this year, I think we’re on target for not that many, but                                           thousands of trees”

                                                                                             —David Baker is in charge of maintaining power lines at CenterPoint Energy

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Dave Fehling

Dave Fehling

Energy and Environment Reporter

Based in the world's energy capital, broadcast and digital journalist Dave Fehling is heard on public radio stations in Houston and throughout Texas, reporting on the oil & gas industry and its impact on the environment. After nearly three decades in television that included reporting for CBS News, Fehling joined...

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