Texans Came Through. 

The reaction of the residents of Texas and Louisiana is no surprise to me. I was raised in San Antonio, and Texas has the best people in America. This was made obvious in the TV coverage of the Houston disaster.
Everyone learned a lot from Katrina, so federal help was thrown in early, but it was the Cajun Navy, and private boats from the neighborhoods that made the early difference. 

It was particularly satisfying to see the US Military finally being thrown into helping save lives. Here in San Diego, Navy fire bombers were held on the runways while more than 2,000 homes burned just a few years ago, because state officials said the Navy pilots were “not qualified.”

Because of restricted readings of Posse Comitatus, the American military is sent worldwide to major disasters, but can’t help at home. That has obviously been loosened, and there is also the problem of our military being used as a rescue force rather than the fighting force that General Mattis envisions.

Only the US Military has the ability to bring in portable hospitals, even hospital ships, and hundreds or even thousands of portable generators.

But in the end, it is neighbor helping neighbor that keeps the disaster from being a worse disaster. 

Texans came through. As expected! 

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