Houston Chronicle: Dealing with Houston’s fear of COVID-19 and a possible rebellion

Angela posted a dramatic open letter to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo. She wrote that unless they begin bringing more of Houston’s other leaders into a disaster-recovery council, they risk facing a rebellion by business people and others around the region. “You ordered us home to save lives,” Blanchard wrote. […]

Houston Chronicle: ‘This is what we dread’

Disaster expert Angela Blanchard on COVID-19 and the Houston economy. Click here to read the interview which has been edited for clarity and length. You can hear a longer version — as well as Blanchard’s Cajun accent — in the Chronicle’s new podcast, Coronavirus Chronicle.

ZDNet: Words of wisdom for leaders battling the COVID-19 pandemic

Angela Blanchard is a globally recognized expert practitioner in community development, disaster recovery, and long-term integration for immigrants and refugees, as well as an award-winning crisis management leader. Blanchard shares words of wisdom from disasters for leaders who are battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for the full story.

Houston Chronicle: ‘Stay away from groups’

Earlier this week, we asked her about the Houston area’s response to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. Shortly after the Q&A originally published, the city of Houston issued a emergency health declaration. Now, with the situation changing quickly, The Houston Chronicle asked Angela for this update.

Houston Chronicle: ‘Not moving at the speed of need’

As the world struggled to slow the spread of the fast-moving COVID-19 coronavirus, Houston leaders and individuals were asking: What’s our area’s plan? Who’s in charge? With a situation that changes by the hour, who’s telling us what to do? Here are Angela’s thoughts on the Houston area’s coronavirus response.

Houston Chronicle: Expert explains why Houston mayor was right to declare disaster

Angela Blanchard, president emerita of BakerRipley, is one of Houston’s leading experts on disasters. She has been a player in helping Houston recover from multiple disasters, and at Brown University now teaches graduate-level public-policy courses on Disaster and Displacement. We asked her about the Houston area’s response to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. Shortly after the […]