Democratic Houston Officials Downplayed Flood Warnings as “Fake News”

City faces potential lawsuit for publicly shaming resident who blew whistle

But now, as Hurricane Harvey has sunk Houston under nearly 50 inches of rainfall, posts mocking Reisig are disappearing, being replaced by users thanking and vindicating her, asking her to re-activate her profile, and excoriating the #FakeNews media and government for participating in the extensive destruction of America’s fourth largest city and mounting death toll.

Whether Rebecca Reisig and her warning are authentic, it is clear that, at very minimum, inaccuracies and ineptitude from the ‘people in charge’ played a role in Texans’ lack of adequate preparation ahead of this catastrophic event.

Dan Lyman: Facebook | Twitter

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