September 25, 2020

Texas

Edinburg TX Livestreams 911 Callers

The Edinburg Police Department unveiled a new trial program which they predict will help save lives during a news conference Friday afternoon. The new program is called the Critical Response Group 911 Eye Emergency Streaming Software, and is currently in use by only two other police departments in the United States, according to a news […]

Creating Disasters through Mass Urban Evacuation

While preparing your community for a hurricane, if the evacuation creates its own disaster, is evacuation still a good idea? In the aftermath of the evacuation, Garnet Coleman, the Democratic State Representative from Houston asked “Is the chance of dying greater in the movement than in the storm? That is the question we need to consider.” This case study discusses the challenges that arose when public officials decided that a mass evacuation of a densely-populated region was necessary 3 days prior to Hurricane Rita making landfall in Texas and Louisiana.