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Special Report: What Harvey taught Ingleside

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Some of the hardest decisions residents and city leaders in the Coastal Bend had to make were because of Hurricane Harvey. 

In the City of Ingleside, city leaders focused on improving city services and communication. "One of the biggest things I think, we should have had in place is a hand radio, communication, so people could call in," said Pedro Adame. 

Ingleside's Emergency Coodinator, Pedro Adame, says he relied on a P.A system, but two-way radios would have made it easier to communicate with staff. He says, generators would have helped speed up some city services. 

"One of the biggest challenges that I saw that we need as a city is to prepare our lift stations and water stations, where you can have hook up generators instead of having to run hoses to run your lift stations, have a connection where all you do is hook up a generator, and it would be less man power on your guys," said Adame. 

In a short span, Ingleside received a great number of volunteers.  Mayor Luis Lamas suggests coordinating with your volunteers before-hand. 

"I think next time if we get an idea of the volunteers ahead of time, in the event of, that's going to be, they can coordinate, like at the event where everyone is showing up, that you can have the volunteers and they already had their task in hand," said Lamas. 

When it comes to finances, the City of Ingleside sets aside 25% of operating cost for emergencies like natural disasters. The money will be used to offset overtime build-up during the storm. 

"We have matching parts with FEMA, there is a ninety-ten in place, we'll have to come up with 10 percent of the debris removal cost, whether it is the construction demolition or even the debris removal, it will go towards that too," said Lamas. 

Although, they are all valuable lessons that will help better prepare if another storm were to come, one of the most important lessons a resident learned was to trust other people. 

"You can't lose hope, I was surprise to see how well people came together, and everything, helping people out," said Timothy Coff. 

Next week, we will visit the City of Rockport. 

Special Report will air every Tuesday in November at 6pm &10pm. 

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