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

Director of News and Public Affairs

As Director of News and Public Affairs, Dave Fehling manages the radio news operation at Houston's NPR station. Previously, he was a reporter at the station, covering the oil & gas industry and its impact on the environment. He won top state honors for in-depth and investigative reporting as well...

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