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Meyerland’s Second Flood in a Year: Thursday’s Show (April 28, 2016)

Posted on · Residents in the Meyerland area are trying to recover from the second flood in less than a year. On this edition of Houston Matters, we check in with Meyerland residents whom we talked with last year and see how they’re recovering and ask if another flood has dampened their enthusiasm for living there. Also this […]

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Latest Flooding Was Especially Hard on Houston’s Most Vulnerable

Posted on · Houston’s latest flooding was especially hard on areas like Greenspoint, where the majority of the households affected were low-income. We discuss the impact of the flooding on Houston’s most vulnerable — and what’s being done to help them — with Lance Gilliam, chair of the Houston Housing Authority.

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Flooding in Low-Income Areas and Houston TranStar: Wednesday’s Show (April 27, 2016)

Posted on · Houston’s latest flooding was especially hard on areas like Greenspoint, where the majority of the households affected were low-income. On today’s edition of Houston Matters, we discuss the impact of the flooding on Houston’s most vulnerable – and what’s being done to help them — with Lance Gilliam, chair of the Houston Housing Authority.

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Greater Houston Flooding: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, we discuss this week’s […]

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Assessing Potential Mold and Legal Problems After the Storm

Posted on · After days of rains and flooding, Harris County officials say the worst is behind us. Now, comes the recovery period. Greater Houston residents are just beginning to assess the damage brought on by this week’s storms. We take a look at the potential health problems associated with mold, and possible legal issues in the wake […]

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Assessing Flood Damage and Social Security Changes: Friday’s show (April 22, 2016)

Posted on · After days of rains and flooding, Harris County officials say the worst is behind us. Now, comes the recovery period. Greater Houston residents are just beginning to assess the damage brought on by this week’s storms. [Above: Cars are submerged at One Westfield Lake Apartments in Spring. Photo by Al Ortiz]. We take a look […]

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Flooding Poses Hidden Health Hazards

Posted on · Harris County health officials say the recent rains and floods have contaminated many of the waterways in the Greater Houston region. After the Memorial Day floods last year, we discussed what kind of health hazards such weather events usher in. We spoke with Dr. Scott Lea, Associate Professor and Infectious Diseases Clinic Director, in the Department of […]

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Biography of George H.W. Bush and Property Brothers : Thursday’s show (April 21, 2016)

Posted on · The National Weather Service has issued an Areal Flood Warning for western and northern parts of Houston until 11:45pm Thursday, due to the impact of significantly heavy rain over our area.  This means residents near streams, bayous and creeks in these parts of Houston can expect to see flooding continue through tomorrow. As the Houston region […]

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Flood Relief and Revisiting Blue Bell One Year Later

Posted on · A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect in the Houston area until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, as some areas in Greater Houston may receive 2-to-4 more inches of rain (and perhaps more, depending on the speed of storms today and tonight). Meanwhile, the region is beginning to get a fuller picture of the damage wrought by the […]

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Flood Relief, Blue Bell, and Red Light Cameras: Wednesday’s show (April 20, 2016)

Posted on · A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect in the Houston area until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, as some areas in Greater Houston may receive 2-to-4 more inches of rain (and perhaps more, depending on the speed of storms today and tonight). Meanwhile, the region is beginning to get a fuller picture of the damage wrought by the […]

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Flooding Update

Posted on · A number of areas in and around Greater Houston continue to experience flooding after severe weather Monday (April 18, 2016). More than a foot of rain fell on the region, flooding dozens of neighborhoods and leaving at least five people dead in Harris County. According to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, three areas of the city […]