Barbara Stokes in the Immediate Aftermath

Posted on June 08, 2019

After Hurricane Harvey ravaged Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kentucky in 2017, it took weeks to clean up the mess and to help its citizens resume a normal life. Visit Gazetteday to know more about Barbara.

The cost of this massive relief effort would end up costing about $125 billion. In part to help with these cleanup efforts the government contracted with a host of small business construction contractors to pitch in. One of these companies was GSH of Alabama. The government had most recently formed such a collaboration with GSH in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The immediate aftermath of that natural disaster was a disaster in itself. In the beginning of that scenario, the government decided to just use the military to assist in the ongoing disaster and in the eventual cleanup. Match valuable time would be lost as the military was forced to wait four days for approval from the Pentagon before they could move in to help. This problem of speedy responders to natural disasters is something they have since addressed by training other groups to assist with the needed response. GSB, led by Barbara Stokes, is part of that answer. Read more about Barbara Stokes at The Cullman Times.