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 reports and anchors KSAT News at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Sharing the stories of her hometown is a dream come true. Myra graduated from high school in the Alamo City and went on to earn a journalism degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She came back home to San Antonio to join the KSAT 12 News team in 2012.

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