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Crenshaw And Olson Host Harris County Flood Control District And City Of Houston For Delegation Update

Washington, September 19, 2019
Tags: Flooding

Crenshaw And Olson Host Harris County Flood Control District And City Of Houston For Delegation Update

WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Dan Crenshaw and Pete Olson hosted Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) and the City of Houston in the nation’s capital yesterday for a briefing. Members of the Houston delegation received an update on Hurricane Harvey recovery projects, including San Jacinto River dredging and the status of the Addicks and Barker study. The meeting also addressed potential projects the city and county could execute if awarded federal funding by the Texas General Land Office.

“Harris County Flood Control District and the City of Houston are among our best allies when it comes to improving Houston’s flood management,” said Crenshaw. “Our goal of eliminating Houston’s flooding vulnerabilities is no simple mission. We face infrastructural, geographical, monetary and engineering challenges, but HCFCD and the City of Houston have played an integral role in the progress we have made thus far. By partnering with these entities, the Houston delegation can continue to make tangible improvements on flood mitigation.”

"When it comes to supporting those affected by devastating rain, hurricanes and floods, the Texas delegation in the House of Representatives stands united,” said Olson. “Yesterday's briefing by the Harris County Flood Control District showed us how far we've come in the two years since Hurricane Harvey and how much more we can accomplish when elected officials, local leaders, and bipartisan coalitions work together."

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