How To Avoid Future Houston Flooding Crises? Build Higher And Away From Bayous

One researcher says more pavement has exacerbated flooding in Greater Houston.

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

This week's historic floods were the latest in a number of recent high-water events in Greater Houston.

So what can be done to avoid future floods?

News 88.7's Florian Martin sat down with Professor Sam Brody, director of the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores at Texas A&M University at Galveston, who has studied the issue.





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Florian Martin

Florian Martin

Business Reporter

Florian Martin is currently the News 88.7 business reporter. Florian’s stories can frequently be heard on other public radio stations throughout Texas and on NPR nationwide. Some of them have earned him awards from Texas AP Broadcasters, the Houston Press Club, National Association of Real Estate Editors, and Public Radio...

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