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Is “Trauma” The Tax Houstonians Pay For Living In Texas?

Nearly 80 people have died as a result of the storm and subsequent power failures, according to the Associated Press. Are natural and manmade disasters a part of living in Texas?


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Repairs to homes and businesses underway throughout the state as a joint public hearing to find the causes of the electrical failures throughout the state that left millions without power and dozens dead, including an 11-year-old Houston boy.

The psychological impact of the storm is also taking its toll. Some flinch when turning the faucet, others wonder when they turn off the heater if it will be able to turn back on again. And all this with a pandemic.

What is the weight carried by Texans who have survived hurricanes, a pandemic, and now, freezing to death? Our experts weigh in.

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Guests are:

Rep. Ron Reynolds:

  • Texas State Representative for District 27
  • Member of the Energy Resources Committee for the State of Texas

Raj Mankad:

Clinical psychologist, Dr. Rheeda Walker:

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