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The great Galveston Hurricane happened in the year 1900. Many lives and structures were lost.
Hurricane Harvey could go down in history as catastrophic flooding continues in Texas. People are now trapped by flood waters, and emergency rescues are being performed only in a matter of life and death. People will need to shelter in place while the flooding continues, food and fresh water will be required.
"Meteorologist Travis Herzog, who works for ABC affiliate station KTRK, estimates that 340-370 billion gallons of rainwater has fallen so far, which exceeds other major flooding events that have affected the region in recent years by over one hundred billion gallons."
If I were the Trump administration, I would mobilize the National Guard with boats of various types, high water rescue vehicles, and helicopters, and place them in strategic locations in states that surround Texas so they're only hours away instead of days away. I would also mobilize fleets of trucks and semi tractor trailers filled with food and fresh water, and have those strategically placed so response will be hours instead of days. Placing all of these resources in neighboring states will lower rescue and response times.
He should not do a repeat of Bush 43's response to the natural disaster on his watch.