Houston web page aims to explain city requests for federal funding post-Hurricane Harvey


HOUSTON – Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has launched a web page that aims to explain the city's requests for federal funding for Houston's recovery from the Hurricane Harvey floods and projects geared toward alleviating flooding in Houston in the future.

"Houston has come to the aid of other Gulf Coast communities in their time of need and represents an essential hub for American energy, medical treatment, shipping, aerospace, and trade," the mayor writes on the web page. "Working with our congressional delegation, we need the federal government to come to our aid to help build a more resilient city that has learned the lessons of Harvey. Without flood mitigation, rebuilding dollars are just funding for future failure."

The mayor’s office said in a release that the page goes into details about the city's need for federal Community Development Block Grants, Community Disaster Loans, flood mitigation projects and environmental reviews.

PostHarvey.org includes news reports, interviews and opinion pieces about the city's funding efforts, along with about 20 letters and relevant documents.

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