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Hurricane Harvey Update: Infrastructure Repairs and Readiness the Top Priority; Hurricane Season Continues through November

Hurricane Harvey Update: Infrastructure Repairs and Readiness the Top Priority; Hurricane Season Continues through November

Since Hurricane Harvey smashed through nearly every existing national rainfall record and dropped a year’s worth of rain on portions of Harris County in late August, the Flood Control District has been focused on recovery: clearing debris, assessing and repairing our drainage infrastructure, and reducing the risks of flooding in preparation for the next storm. We began this work even before the rain stopped falling.

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INFRASTRUCTURE REPAIRS AND READINESS THE TOP PRIORITY; HURRICANE SEASON CONTINUES THROUGH NOVEMBER

INFRASTRUCTURE REPAIRS AND READINESS THE TOP PRIORITY; HURRICANE SEASON CONTINUES THROUGH NOVEMBER

Since Hurricane Harvey smashed through nearly every existing national rainfall record and dropped a year’s worth of rain on portions of Harris County over a few days in late August, the Flood Control District has been focused on recovery: clearing debris, assessing and repairing our drainage infrastructure, and reducing the risks of flooding in preparation for the next storm.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: UPCOMING HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT MEDIA BRIEFING

MEDIA ADVISORY: UPCOMING HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT MEDIA BRIEFING

We thank you for your interest in the Harris County Flood Control District, and we ask for your patience as we respond to your media requests for information. The Harris County Flood Control District is currently operating in recovery mode, and all available staff and resources are committed full-time to priority response activities following Hurricane Harvey. This includes ongoing infrastructure assessments, emergency immediate infrastructure repairs, and debris removal to prepare Harris County’s 2,500 miles of channels, creeks, and bayous for the next storm event. 

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U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS CONTINUES CONTROLLED RELEASES FROM ADDICKS AND BARKER RESERVOIRS WITH NO CHANGES OR IMPACTS TO ADDITIONAL STRUCTURES ALONG BUFFALO BAYOU

U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS CONTINUES CONTROLLED RELEASES FROM ADDICKS AND BARKER RESERVOIRS WITH NO CHANGES OR IMPACTS TO ADDITIONAL STRUCTURES ALONG BUFFALO BAYOU

Controlled releases of stormwater from Addicks and Barker reservoirs into Buffalo Bayou, at a combined total of 13,300 cubic feet per second, continue as planned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. These discharge rates have continued steady since Friday afternoon and will NOT impact additional structures downstream along Buffalo Bayou.

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Harris County Flood Control District's Communications Department staff is available to help members of the media find answers to questions about the Harris County Flood Control District, including our plans, projects, and programs. It is very important that we know the subject of your interview, questions you would like answered, your deadline and where you can be contacted. 


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