City of Houston

Texas House Appropriations Committee Holds Hearing To Assess Post-Harvey Recovery Process

Mayor Sylvester Turner advocates for more flood control projects like the Ike Dike and a third reservoir for Houston.

Mayor Sylvester Turner is testifying before the Texas House Appropriations Committee
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner (second from left) testified about the post-Harvey recovery process before the Texas House Appropriations Committee.

The Texas House Appropriations Committee held a hearing Monday at the University of Houston to assess the post-Harvey recovery process.

Mayor Sylvester Turner testified before the Committee and informed its members the damage to City buildings and properties will amount to at least $175 million.

Turner said at this moment the two main priorities for the City are debris removal and housing for people impacted by Harvey.

The Houston Mayor also advocated for more flood control projects, such as the Ike Dike and a third reservoir for Houston, among others.

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett also testified and noted that “if we’re going to do buyouts and we’re going to do the rebuilds and we’re going to do all the things necessary, then we’re looking at probably six billion dollars.”

 

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