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October 27, 2017

Houston official wants $1B for flood control

  • The area's top elected official says now is the time to spend more than $1 billion on flood control — before the ‘sense of urgency' fades.
  • HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston area should have a new reservoir, fix aging reservoirs and complete long-sought bayou and creek flood control projects as part of 15 recommendations from the top elected official in the county that includes Houston to prevent future flooding like Hurricane Harvey.

    Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said all levels of local state, federal and government need to begin moving on regional solutions before the “sense of urgency created by Harvey” fades.

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