Houston Matters

Grading the Response to Houston’s Flood

It’s been a week since a dramatic and major storm over Houston dumped nearly a foot of rain in a matter of hours, leading to widespread flooding, several deaths, damage in the millions and at least temporary disruption in one form or another for most of Greater Houston. Now that we have a little bit […]

It’s been a week since a dramatic and major storm over Houston dumped nearly a foot of rain in a matter of hours, leading to widespread flooding, several deaths, damage in the millions and at least temporary disruption in one form or another for most of Greater Houston.

Now that we have a little bit of distance, we take the opportunity to reflect on how public officials and the media responded. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk it over with Rice University Professor Phil Bedient, Francisco Sanchez from Harris County’s Office of Emergency Management, and Houston media blogger Mike McGuff.

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