Freddy Warner works for the Memorial Herman system.
"The longer term focus is to do a better job of planning for the inevitable natural disasters that will come."
They say an example that should be followed is what the medical center did a few years back: making whatever changes are necessary so hospitals can still do their jobs doing times of disaster. You would think that would be a no brainier. But Warner says being ready for a disaster and being ready for a once in a life-time disaster are two different things.
"Government in all functions of service to citizens we regrettably have to plan for those once in a lifetime, when they talk about 500 year flood or what have you. Well, maybe it won't happen in 500 years, but maybe it will."
Bill Stamps- KUHF Houston Public Radio News.