One important question to ask after any natural disaster such as Hurricane Harvey is: “How well are we prepared for future storms?”
Corpus Christi saw its fair share of destruction from Harvey.
Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales was a member of the port commission.
"I think our training has been fantastic over the last year-and-a-half,” Canales said. “We've also asked the state to send us teams of experts to help us, and we've paid for extra hands on deck.”
Mayor Paulette Guajardo was a member of the city council charged with dealing with the aftermath at the time.
"Every event that we do pull through as a city helps us prepare and be able to do more for our residents," she said.
Both believe the city and county have improved response capabilities now -- four years later.
Canales said there are three keys to preparedness and recovery:
- harden infrastructure from building codes;
- having the equipment you need.
- making sure you are properly resourced.
She also said it's wonderful to live in a community of people who naturally take care of one another.