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Flood Relief and Revisiting Blue Bell One Year Later

Posted on · A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect in the Houston area until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, as some areas in Greater Houston may receive 2-to-4 more inches of rain (and perhaps more, depending on the speed of storms today and tonight). Meanwhile, the region is beginning to get a fuller picture of the damage wrought by the […]

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Flooding Update and Owen Bennett Jones: Tuesday’s show (April 19, 2016)

Posted on · A number of areas in and around Greater Houston continue to experience flooding after severe weather Monday (April 18, 2016). More than a foot of rain fell on the region, flooding dozens of neighborhoods and leaving at least five people dead in Harris County. According to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, three areas of the city […]

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Mitigating Flooding and SXSW Interactive: Tuesday’s Show (March 15, 2016)

Posted on · Last week Houston saw some flooding. Thankfully it wasn’t quite as bad as predicted, but that’s not to say we’re out of danger for the year. Hurricane season is right around the corner, and the city’s flat landscape means flooding and drainage are always top of mind for some people — especially those who live in flood-prone areas. On […]

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Houston Flood Waters Contain Hidden Health Dangers

Posted on · The floodwaters have mostly receded from our roadways, but they still remain in some areas around Greater Houston. As cleanup continues, we talk with Dr. Scott Lea, Associate Professor and Infectious Diseases Clinic Director, in the Department of Internal Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases at UTMB, about what lurks in those muddy puddles left behind, and why you probably […]

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Flooding and Public Health, and Houston’s New Poet Laureate: Thursday’s show (May 28, 2015)

Posted on · The floodwaters have mostly receded from our roadways, but they still remain in some areas around Greater Houston. As cleanup continues, we talk with Dr. Scott Lea, Associate Professor and Infectious Diseases Clinic Director, in the Department of Internal Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases at UTMB, about what lurks in those muddy puddles left behind, and why you probably […]

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Flooding Update: Recovery Efforts Continue With Rain Still Falling in Some Areas

Posted on · We have the latest on this week’s flooding in and around Houston. We lead off with representatives from Harris County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service. We learn what cleanup and recovery efforts are underway, and what more we can expect in terms of storms and potential additional flooding the rest of the week. MORE:  […]

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Flooding Update and Women in Business: Wednesday’s Show (May 27, 2015)

Posted on · <a href=”https://storify.com/KUHFNews/houston-mayor-declares-state-of-disaster-following” target=”_blank”>View “undefined” on Storify</a> We have the latest on this week’s flooding in and around Houston on today’s Houston Matters. We lead off with representatives from Harris County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service. We learn what cleanup and recovery efforts are underway, and what more we can expect in terms of […]