By Mark Lisheron | Texas Watchdog
AUSTIN — Displaying an eagerness to burnish a reputation earned by its response to Hurricane Katrina, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has embarked on a $50 million plan to build hurricane-proof domes along the Gulf Coast of Texas.
More like a $60 or a $70 million plan when you count the local money going into it.
And what will taxpayers be getting for their money? Thirty-five domes for 1,000 people each — 4,000 in an absolute pinch — able to withstand a 250 mph tornado or a 175 mph hurricane, the Houston Chronicle is reporting Wednesday.