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September 08, 2017 12:46:46 PM CST

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. 

As the Flood Control District team focuses on assessing, clearing, and repairing our flood damage reduction infrastructure, we are concurrently working to secure funding necessary to repair our existing infrastructure and implement billions of dollars’ worth of shovel-ready flood risk management plans to improve our region’s resiliency.

As an agency, we are planning to conduct an organized press briefing September 18, offering media representatives throughout our community the opportunity to learn more about the Flood Control District’s response and future plans related to Hurricane Harvey. You will be proactively notified in advance as soon as a time and location are confirmed.

We thank you again for your patience and consideration as the Flood Control District diligently works to prepare our region for the next storm event with the public’s safety as our top priority.

If you have any questions or requests to join the Flood Control District teams in the field as we conduct our priority response activities, please contact Karen Hastings at 713-684-4153 or

About the Harris County Flood Control District

The Harris County Flood Control District provides flood damage reduction projects that work, with appropriate regard for community and natural values. With more than 1,500 bayous and creeks totaling approximately 2,500 miles in length, the Flood Control District accomplishes its mission by devising flood damage reduction plans, implementing the plans and maintaining the infrastructure.