San Antonio Emergency Preparedness Committee member gives sneak peak of winter storm response findings
The city of San Antonio is hoping the final findings of the February winter storm’s response efforts are polished before being released, which is why the date of release is now June 24 instead of June 15.
Council members, community stakeholders hold first Committee on Emergency Preparedness meeting
SAN ANTONIO – A committee assembled by Mayor Ron Nirenberg following the weather-related power and water crises last month met for the first time Friday morning. The members of the Committee on Emergency Preparedness worked on the areas of questioning they planned to pursue - with a focus on SAWS, CPS Energy, and the City of San Antonio’s preparation and conduct during the winter event. Chairman Reed Williams, a former San Antonio City Council and SAWS board member said the committee will work to find out why the weather event was so damaging and identify changes that should be made. However, Williams stressed that the committee does not have any authority to force the utilities or other entities to make any of those changes. Williams also noted the public’s desire for answers and said the committee would post answers online as it gets them rather than waiting to compile a polished, final report.
President Trump’s COVID-19 comments draw reaction from San Antonio coronavirus survivors, loved ones
Gonzalez said her father, who is dealing with the death of his wife of 51 years, is home from the hospital but relies on a tracheotomy to help him breathe because of COVID-19. “I think that, obviously, my mom’s perspective would be you should be very afraid of the virus,” Gonzalez said. “I’m more mobile and more able, but I still deal with a few aches and pains I didn’t have before,” he said. Hartman said he was never hospitalized but was diagnosed with a “moderate” case of COVID-19. I had chills, fever, coughs, a lot of typical things you hear that come with COVID,” he said.