In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Houston has spent more than $300 million in restoration work and the firefighting effort has helped to rebuild.
But that work, along with the restoration work that was required, is going to take years, and the city is still recovering from the destruction.
The firefighting operation in Houston has been so costly that it is a concern to the mayor, who has proposed the creation of a new fund to provide funding for firefighting needs in the city.
And he wants the state to take over the fire fighting in Houston, which he says will reduce costs by nearly 50 percent, the Associated Press reports.
So what does that mean?
The AP reports that the money the state is earmarking to help Houston firefighting is to go toward firefighting and emergency services, not just emergency response.
So how does that impact Houston?
The AP says that the city’s fire department is not just going to be able to deal with the fires.
They’re also going to have to get out and help the communities in need of the help, which will likely take a lot more firefighting time.
The state’s fire marshal will also have to look after the neighborhoods in Houston that need assistance.
And the city itself is going, like, 10 percent smaller than it was when the storm hit.
Houston’s fire commissioner, Mike Baca, told the AP that the state has agreed to spend more than the previous $300,000 it was earmarked for, and that Houston will be reimbursed by the state.
Baca told the Associated.
“The state is getting a portion of this.
I don’t think we have to spend $300M on firefighting.
I think the state can do it.
So that’s what we’re going to do.
That’s what it was meant to be done.”
BACA told the newspaper that there are no plans to ask the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to pick up the tab.
The fire department said in a statement that they’re committed to the rebuilding of our city.
It will be our responsibility to ensure our citizens are protected from the fires that have ravaged our city and our neighborhoods.
“The city of Houston is rebuilding and rebuilding our neighborhoods and neighborhoods are resilient to fire,” said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner in a press release.
“We will rebuild our fire stations to make sure we are prepared for future fires and make sure that the firefighters are safe, when they are.”