Posted on · The three new pumps will increase water-pumping capacity to about 230,000 gallons per minute in the Riverstone area, where more than 600 homes flooded during Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
Posted on · A variety of supplies, including first-aid kits, flashlights and portable generators and radios, can be purchased tax-free this weekend across Texas.
Posted on · Average sea levels along the United States' Gulf and Southeast coasts have been by about half an inch per year since 2010, about three times more than the global average, according to recent studies published in Nature Communications and Journal of Climate.
Posted on · The plan would apply more than $500 million to projects approved in the 2018 flood control bond package, with another $150 million to be divided evenly between the county’s four precincts and the rest to go toward administrative costs.
Posted on · Federal hazard mitigation funding is being used to convert an old golf course into 12 interconnected detention basins, which are expected to reduce flooding risks for more than 4,400 nearby residential and commercial structures.
Posted on · Harris County has until August 2026 to use Hurricane Harvey relief funds, or the money will go back to the state.
Posted on · Wording in a court judgment prevents homeowners in the giant reservoirs west of Houston from suing the federal government in future floods and could place a heavier burden on lower-income residents.
Posted on · The outgoing Republican commissioner for Precinct 4 named road and parks construction and increased disaster readiness among his proudest accomplishments in office.
Posted on · The outgoing Harris County Commissioner for Precinct 4 cited the need for both natural flood mitigation, such as preserving the Katy Prairie, and building stormwater tunnels.
Posted on · Briones will take office as Harris County Commissioner for Precinct 4 on January 1, 2023.
Posted on · Under the ruling, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers won’t have to compensate homeowners who bought their property after August 30, 2017 if the land floods again.
Posted on · Harris County is attempting to improve flood control infrastructure in the high-poverty, densely populated region, but long-time residents are skeptical things will change anytime soon.
Posted on · The suit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opens the door to suits by an estimated 10,000 other upstream homeowners, with the potential for total damages of well over $1 billion.
Posted on · City-owned land in a total of 26 parks will be protected under Houston's first land preservation ordinance, which aims to combat climate change along with improving air and water quality.
Posted on · Hurricane Harvey was the most costly and dangerous storm to ever hit the Houston area. Today, we talk with Former Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Former PIO for the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Francisco Sanchez, about their memories of those hours and days. Plus, are we better prepared for the next storm?