Hurricane season is right around the corner, and the city's flat landscape means flooding, drainage and mitigating water are always top of mind for some people — especially those who live in flood-prone areas.
So we felt it might be time to take a look at what's happening with the city's and the county's efforts to aid drainage. And it’s also a good opportunity to check in with a flooding expert to see what's being done — and what needs to be done — to stop Houston from flooding every time the rain descends upon us.
To do that, we talk with: Mark Loethan, deputy director of Planning and Development Services with the City of Houston’s Department of Public Works and Engineering; Mike Talbott, the executive director of the Harris County Flood Control District; and Samuel Brody, director of Texas A&M University’s Center for Beaches and Shores.
(Photo: Dave Fehling, Houston Public Media)
Report: Greater Houston's a ‘Sitting Duck' for the Next Big Storm (Houston Matters, March 9, 2016)
Despite Flood Control Projects, Houston Remains Vulnerable to Floods Like This Week’s (Fox News, May 28, 2015)