Houston Matters

Six Months Later, How Is Houston Recovering From Harvey?

Houston Matters examines the lessons learned after the storm.

It’s been six months since Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Aug. 25, 2017. Over the course of the ensuing several days, the Greater Houston area saw unprecedented flooding that displaced thousands of residents and caused over billions in damages across the state.

How has the recovery process fared in the past half-year? What policies have been considered regarding flood mitigation? Where does our city stand six months later?

First, Houston Matters talks with Jim Blackburn of the Rice SSPEED Center to discuss the lessons learned about flooding in the region and what methods need to be taken going forward. 

Then, Susan McEldoon, general manager of KHOU Ch. 11 talks about the challenges her station has faced since flooding forced them to evacuate their former location along Allen Parkway. 

And, we hear some stories of the recovery process from our listeners, along with Jenna Armstrong, president of the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce Jenna Armstrong, and Joel Dinkin, executive director of the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center.