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More Than $5B Headed to Texas for Flood Control Projects

Almost a year after Hurricane Harvey dumped historic rains on Texas, the state will receive more than $5 billion for a range of flood control projects, repairs and studies, the Trump administration announced on July 5. The bulk of the …

Texas Governor: Harris County Can Hold Flood Control Bond Election

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has granted Harris County’s request to hold an August special election in which residents could be asked to approve as much as $2.5 billion to finance critical flood-control projects. The county was the hardest hit by …

More than $1B Sought by Houston-Area Leaders for Flood Control

Officials in the Texas county hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey want to ask voters to approve up to $2 billion in bonds to fund critical flood-control projects, but worried Tuesday about potential roadblocks. Harris County, home to Houston, plans to …

Despite Upgrades, Thousands of Houston Homes Still at Risk for Flooding

Nearly 9,000 homes and other buildings will remain in the floodplains of four Houston-area waterways despite multimillion-dollar flood control projects. Momentum built last month to finish the projects on Brays, Hunting and White Oak bayous and Clear Creek after Congress …

Texas Hurricane Czar: State Needs $61B from Feds for Harvey Recovery

Texas needs $61-plus billion in federal funding just to rebuild public infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Harvey, as well as to cover projects to prevent future flooding. John Sharp, Texas’ Harvey recovery “czar,” announced that the figure was based on surveys …