What do you know about Battle Field Southeast Texas?


Hi there,

Hurricane Harvey is battering southeast Texas, and it’s yet another example of extreme weather overwhelming America’s infrastructure, as the storm has taken at least five lives and caused devastating damage. Earlier today, FEMA administrator Brock Long told CNN that his agency “is going to be [in Texas] for years” cleaning up. Sewage leaks and other sanitation issues due to flooding could also increase sickness and disease. The situation in Texas should make all policy leaders — across the country — question our nation’s preparedness for future natural disasters.

As Congress and President Trump begin debating infrastructure, the need to invest in disaster preparedness could not be more timely. Watch ATTN:’s video about the devastation from Hurricane Harvey here, and you can text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation to the Red Cross.

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Thanks,
Matthew

About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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