Hurricane Harvey Provides a Valuable Learning Experience

Here’s how one Houston area utility dealt with the storm when it hit, and what is happening now in the aftermath
Hurricane Harvey Provides a Valuable Learning Experience
(Photo by Jill Carlson)

When Hurricane Harvey hit South Texas Aug. 25, the city of Pearland’s Department of Public Works was put to the test. It passed, but not without teaching moments for the department’s director, Eric Wilson, and his staff.

“A lot of the staff of Pearland had not been through a major event, so it was a learning experience for a sizeable number of city employees,” Wilson says. “Having been through something like this now — the landfall and three or four days of rain that...

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