An important hearing was held today for House Land and Resource Management Committee. One of our interim charges was to examine how Texas deals with natural disasters. It was a beneficial discussion since our state leads the nation in disasters and Dist 17 has endured its fair share. I was able to contribute to that discussion with experience from our recent historic floods and lessons learned from the Bastrop Hidden Pines Wildfire last October. More resources should be put toward preventing future disasters and speeding up recovery efforts afterwards.