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Checking in on Harvey recovery, five years later (Aug. 23, 2022)

On Tuesday’s show: Five years after Hurricane Harvey we discuss what’s been done to recover from the storm, how architecture and design could play a role in preventing flooding, and whether home buyouts after flood events truly work.



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On Tuesday’s show: We learn what recent job numbers and the falling price of oil tell us about the oil and gas industry.

Also this hour: This week marks five years since Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Texas and then dumped some 50 inches of rain on Greater Houston, causing devastating, widespread flooding. All week, we reflect on the lessons learned from the storm and examine efforts to prevent such flooding when the next one occurs.

Today, we continue our look at flood mitigation efforts five years after Harvey with Stephen Costello, the City of Houston’s Chief Recovery Officer. And we learn how architecture and design could play a role in preventing flooding from Brett Zamore from Brett Zamore Design.

And, we bring you the final episode of News 88.7’s podcast Below the Waterlines: Houston After Hurricane Harvey. In Episode 4: The federal government spends billions of dollars on home buyouts after flood events. But do they really make a difference?

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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