Houston Stronger https://houstonstronger.net My WordPress Blog Mon, 07 Oct 2019 14:46:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.12 https://houstonstronger.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Houston-Stronger-Star.png Houston Stronger https://houstonstronger.net 32 32 Learn about Rebuild Houston ahead of of the Prop A election https://houstonstronger.net/2018/10/30/learn-about-rebuild-houston-ahead-of-of-the-prop-a-election/ https://houstonstronger.net/2018/10/30/learn-about-rebuild-houston-ahead-of-of-the-prop-a-election/#respond Tue, 30 Oct 2018 04:32:26 +0000 http://houstonstronger.net/?p=500 Click through to get all the details before election day to help you make a decision on how to vote for Prop A:

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Army Corps, Texas officials propose sweeping hurricane protection plan https://houstonstronger.net/2018/10/27/army-corps-texas-officials-propose-sweeping-hurricane-protection-plan/ https://houstonstronger.net/2018/10/27/army-corps-texas-officials-propose-sweeping-hurricane-protection-plan/#respond Sat, 27 Oct 2018 04:17:15 +0000 http://houstonstronger.net/?p=497 Learn more about the proposal that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Texas General Land Office are recommending as part of a hurricane protection plan.

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Cornyn Advances Storm Mitigation Projects on Texas Coast https://houstonstronger.net/2018/10/15/cornyn-advances-storm-mitigation-projects-on-texas-coast/ https://houstonstronger.net/2018/10/15/cornyn-advances-storm-mitigation-projects-on-texas-coast/#respond Mon, 15 Oct 2018 03:34:20 +0000 http://houstonstronger.net/?p=475

The recently approved Water Infrastructure Act included two of U.S. Senator John Cornyn’s provisions to advance storm mitigation projects along Texas’ coast. “One piece of the bill allows the Army Corps of Engineers to expedite a study on the so-called Coastal Spine that will run up and down portions of the Gulf Coast. This is a new multi-layered system of storm surge and flood mitigation improvements to address our most acute vulnerabilities. The crucial first step is fully funding the proper engineering study, and that’s what we’re going to do in this bill,” said Cornyn. “The second thing this bill does for Texas is to authorize a project from an area known as the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay. Across more than 4,000 square miles of South Texas, this bill will update the levee system and in some cases construct new ones in order to better protect the area from storms and hurricanes.”

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Houston Stronger receives Harvey’s Heroes Award https://houstonstronger.net/2018/09/25/houston-stronger-receives-harveys-heroes-award/ https://houstonstronger.net/2018/09/25/houston-stronger-receives-harveys-heroes-award/#respond Tue, 25 Sep 2018 02:41:49 +0000 http://houstonstronger.net/?p=466 The Willow Fork Drainage District (WFDD) honored Houston Stronger and other organizations and individuals for their selfless acts during and after Hurricane Harvey with a “Harvey’s Heroes” Award. “There are so many deserving individuals and organizations that gave so much to save lives and help their neighbors,” said Auggie Campbell, director of Houston Stronger. “It is critical to pursue funding for resilience projects which will improve our infrastructure and reduce the impact from floods. We are honored to receive this award.”

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Harris County voters approve Flood Reduction Bonds https://houstonstronger.net/2018/09/01/harris-county-voters-approve-flood-reduction-bonds/ https://houstonstronger.net/2018/09/01/harris-county-voters-approve-flood-reduction-bonds/#respond Sat, 01 Sep 2018 03:38:58 +0000 http://houstonstronger.net/?p=479 On August 25, Harris County voters approved by nearly 86% a $2.5 billion bond to fund flood damage reduction and resiliency projects. The overwhelming approval at the ballot sends a strong message to public officials that voters support resiliency and are willing to spend the funds needed to make that happen. For more about the Harris County Flood Control bonds follow the progress at the Harris County Flood Control District website: https://www.hcfcd.org/2018-bond-program/.

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