Houston Stronger was formed

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.

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.

 

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