KSAT Q&A: Chairman of Emergency Preparedness Committee breaks down findings of February winter storm report

SAN ANTONIO – Reed Williams, chairman of Emergency Preparedness Committee, discussed findings of the February winter storm report and gave recommendations on how to prevent similar disasters in today’s KSAT Q&A.

Here are three takeaways from today’s Q&A:

  1. The Committee found communication was lacking between CPS Energy, SAWS, and the city of San Antonio.
  2. One recommendation suggests CPS Energy needs to re-evaluate how it buys and stores natural gas after the utility spent $685 million for natural gas during the week of February 15.
  3. Williams, who spent decades working in the oil & gas industry, said he worries about the cost of human life, infrastructure and more if changes are not made.

About the Authors:

Myra Arthur is passionate about San Antonio and sharing its stories. She graduated high school in the Alamo City and always wanted to anchor and report in her hometown. Myra anchors KSAT News at 6:00 p.m. and hosts and reports for the streaming show, KSAT Explains. She joined KSAT in 2012 after anchoring and reporting in Waco and Corpus Christi.

Tim Gerber is an investigative reporter and anchor on the KSAT Defenders team.