During 2017 Harvey, people in our community have gone through so much because of poor emergency management from the county. It’ needs to change. People need to know when to get out of their houses when there is flood event. Proper communication needs to be delivered at the right time with right information to be carried on by the people. Emergency shelters needs to be prearranged well in advance for the disaster events.
There are around 19 LID which are part of our water management. Every LID operates on their own with the direction of their board members. There is no coordination and cooperation among them which is important during the disaster events. Many LID’s receive water from other LID’s and how much water needs to be diverted becomes vital during the flood episode.
Our County is so diverse and it’s so big and we take care of so many things. While the county is busy with its activities to perform to keep the county moving, it’s also vital to keep the residents informed about what’s happening and keep them engaged during the process. Many residents don’t even know their current officials like county judge or commissioner who are responsible for their precinct or district.