Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Coldest Air Yet Coming/Meeting About Hurricane Ike Recovery Efforts

The coldest air so far this season is bringing a big chill for the northern states...on Wednesday look for highs only in the teens in Montana, North Dakota and Minnesota. There will also be snow including a mix of snow and rain as far south as Kansas City. Winter Weather Advisories are in effect from Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

After a cool morning, Houston will be mild on Wednesday. But a cold front (with a line of storms) will arrive late Wednesday. Then, get ready for several chilly days with highs only in the 50s.

Today's word is meeting or reunión, pronounced ray-u-knee-OWN. There will be an important Ike related reunión on Wednesday.

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Lew Fincher, my good friend from Hurricane Consulting, sent me this announcement about a meeting to be held on Wednesday, December 3rd at 10 am in League City. If you have any concerns about the Hurricane Ike recovery/assistance, you can complain there.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION. State lawmakers to talk about hurricane recovery By<http://galvestondailynews.com/contact.lasso?ewcd=d3b50f42b8a6ebaa14db3521c8>

Rhiannon Meyers The Daily News Published December 2, 2008 LEAGUE CITY - Lawmakers are expected to talk about Hurricane Ike's effectson the Gulf Coast and the efforts to recover at a joint meeting of twolegislative committees Wednesday in League City. A 13-member House committee is charged with reviewing governmental responseto the Sept. 13 hurricane, which roared ashore at Galveston and damaged muchof the state's upper Gulf Coast. The committee will meet next week in Orangeand in Galveston in January before presenting a report to the TexasLegislature, which meets in January. The committee, along with a Senate Subcommittee on Flooding and Evacuations,will hear testimony from local and state officials. At the committees' meeting on Nov. 10 in Houston, state and federallawmakers complained the Federal Emergency Management Agency had notprovided enough money for disaster recovery and had been slow in conductinginspections and providing housing to hurricane victims. Although much of that testimony was about Harris County, lawmakers and thechief of the state's emergency management office testified aboutshortcomings in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's response all alongthe Gulf Coast. +++

At A Glance WHAT: House Select Committee on Hurricane Ike Storm Devastation
WHEN: 10 a.m. Wednesday
WHERE: Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center, 400 W. Walker St., League City
DETAILS: The public is invited to attend and will be allowed to testifyfollowing invited testimony. Those expected to testify at Wednesday's House Select committee on HurricaneIke Storm Devastation meeting at the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center, 400 W.Walker St., in League City include: . Jack Colley, chief of the Governor's Division of Emergency Management . Jerry Patterson, commissioner, General Land Office . Lyda Ann Thomas, mayor of Galveston . Steve LeBlanc, city manager of Galveston . Jim Yarbrough, Galveston County judge . Vic Pierson, mayor of Jamaica Beach . Toni Randall, mayor of League City . Norman Desormeaux, director of finance for Bayou Vista . Vern Johnson, mayor of Clear Lake Shores . Todd Zacherl, fire chief and emergency management coordinator of La Marque . David Callender, president of The University of Texas Medical Branch . Kenneth Shine, acting chancellor of The University of Texas System . Mike Gerber, executive director of the Texas Department of Housing andCommunity Affairs . Tom Standish, president of CenterPoint Energy . Lynne Cleveland, superintendent of Galveston public schools . Greg Smith, superintendent of Clear Creek public schools . Myles Shelton, president of Galveston College . Tim Kidwell of American Red Cross . Maj. James Taylor, disaster director of The Salvation Army . Arden Stone, director of development for Interfaith Caring Ministries

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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