The Takeaway

Historic Rains Flood Houston

Record-breaking rainfall slammed Houston and flooding continues.

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Flooding damage in Northwest Houston. Houston City Council Member Brenda Stardig rode along with HPD’s Air Support Division in a helicopter.

Record-breaking rainfall slammed Houston, Texas earlier this week. Flash flooding in the area has killed at least seven people, and brought millions of dollars of damage to the area.

Some parts of Houston received up to 17 inches of rain, which continued into Tuesday. Governor Greg Abbott to declare a state of emergency, and prompting officials to reconsider how to better prepare for such catastrophe.

Dave Fehling, energy and environment reporter for Houston Public Media spoke with The Takeaway, examines a new flood warning system that may help in the future.

The Takeaway is a co-production of WNYC Radio and Public Radio International, in collaboration with The New York Times and WGBH Boston.

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Dave Fehling

Director of News and Public Affairs

As Director of News and Public Affairs, Dave Fehling manages the radio news operation at Houston's NPR station. Previously, he was a reporter at the station, covering the oil & gas industry and its impact on the environment. He won top state honors for in-depth and investigative reporting as well...

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