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Northwest Houston Residents Seek Answers on Flood Bond Money

Houston Matters learns about priorities for flood recovery in the northwest area.

Flooded truck in the way of Cypress Creek in Houston, on Aug. 29, 2017

It's been just a few weeks since Harris County voters approved a $2.5 billion flood control bond. Now that it's passed, communities are turning their attention to where the money could go.

This photo shows one of the community engagement meetings the Harris County Flood Control District hosted in the summer of 2018 to provide information on the flood control bond that was voted on August 25, 2018. People who attended the meetings also had the opportunity to provide comments to county officials.

For the Northwest Houston Chamber of Commerce, a task force is driving those efforts. They're advocating for flood mitigation projects at three watershed areas: Cypress Creek, Little Cypress Creek, and Spring Creek.

The task force is hosting a meeting tonight with the Harris County Flood Control District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to invite residents to ask questions and voice their concerns. The event is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Cypress Creek Christian Church Forum, located at
6823 Cypresswood in Spring.

In the audio above, we talk with task force chair Al Haines about priorities for flood recovery in Northwest Houston.

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