"The transition from dealing with the hurricane itself to the aftermath, clearly could have been smoother. Part of the reason is everyone's tired. The same team that was out here night-after-night-after-night, dealing and preparing for the storm, suddenly had to turn around and say 'OK now the storms over. How do we provide relief supplies and those types of things?' "
With that in mind Emmett would like to see disaster workers broken up into teams.
"I think it's going to be very important that we set up a second team if you will. I don't mean a second team in a lower category, but a carry on team. Somebody that will pick up the struggle at that point. Let some of these folks get home and get some rest and move forward with the recovery. And of course, a lot of that will have to do with pods and other thing."
The 27 page report was prepared by Beck Disaster Recovery,Î¾a nationally recognized planning and disaster recovery firm. The report talks about everything from pod centers to how some conference calls lasted too long. Judge Emmit says some of the recommendations are already being implemented.
Bill Stamps, KUHF Houston Public Radio News.