This week, Hurricane Claudette blew in from the gulf and hit the Texas coastline. And with that, I’ve been working like a beaver on crack. Besides a busy freelance schedule and my usual time at FGI, I’ve been pulling evening shifts for the last three days as a Public Information Reservist for the state Division of Emergency Management.
Sadly, the storm took two lives in Texas, and that’s two too many, but it really was fascinating to get an inside look at the state’s impressive response and recovery efforts. My own role was minimal, but I’m looking forward to helping out again over there in any way I can.
I got within spitting distance of the Governor today during his press conference at the Emergency Operations Center, but I had no good reason to actually spit on him, so I refrained.