Since 2001, the Houston area had been affected by five major storms costing 283 lives and $130 billion in property damage. Hurricane Harvey alone inflicted over 50 inches of rain, with 82 lives lost, well over 100,000 homes destroyed, and totaling $80 billion in damage. Government’s first and most solemn responsibility is the protection of its citizens. We know more significant rain events will occur. We now face a moral imperative to act, and to act boldly.
We at Houston Stronger have worked diligently to come up with a 61.55 billion dollar flood control plan that encompasses 12 independent projects that will cover the entire Houston region and more.
Current Flood Mapping
Experts and officials readily concede our current regional flood control plan falls disastrously short of the plan laid out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers back in 1940. This is simply unacceptable.
Current Drainage Systems
Today, most of Houston’s drainage systems can handle up to eight inches of rainfall within 24-hours. Neighborhoods built after 1980, to tougher standards, can handle up to 10 inches of rainfall within a 24-hour period.
HoustonStrongers Flood Plan
HoustonStronger’s comprehensive flood plan would protect our region from catastrophic storm surge along the Gulf Coast, and provide flood protection equipped to handle 14 inches of rainfall within a 24-hour period.
Houston Stronger is a coalition of civic groups, business associations and active citizens from throughout the Texas Gulf Coast region dedicated to working with local, state and federal officials to implement a comprehensive regional flood control plan that safeguards our citizens and property.
Our goal is simple: to invest the resources required to help our entire region meet or exceed the 100-year flood plain standard. It is time for immediate action to finish the job that area leaders started to address in the 1940s, and FIX our drainage and flooding issues once and for all. We must act NOW.
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