Massive Emergency Response to Hurricane Harvey

Aug 28, 2017

After the massive disaster from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 in New Orleans and on the Mississippi Gulf Coast there was heavy criticism of the local, state, and federal governments. Officials were accused of being ill prepared for the storm and its aftermath, and having a tepid response to a storm that killed over 1,000 people, and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses.

Thus far, the response to what has occurred, and is still ongoing in Texas appears to be much better. The State of Texas has deployed over 3,000 Texas National Guard troops as well as numerous vehicles and aircraft along with state police to assist local first responders in search and rescue operations. Major assets have also been deployed by the U.S. government including FEMA teams and the U.S. Coast Guard.