HOUSTON - KPRC2 hosted 'Making Houston Stronger: A Town Hall on Rebuilding Our Region' on Monday night.
Watch the full broadcast, as it appeared on Facebook.
After Hurricane Harvey's flood waters left families stranded, homes damaged and loved ones lost, Houston-area residents showed the world what it means to be Houston Strong.
We looked back to help shape our future, with leaders who were there on the front lines during our darkest hours.
KPRC2 brought you an in-depth discussion with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett about the lessons we've learned and what's being done to protect the Houston area from another flood catastrophe:
- Where we stand now? Mayor Turner and Judge Emmett gave us an overview of where our region is in the recovery process.
- Why the Houston area is so prone to heavy, flooding rains, and what is being done to better predict flooding threats.
- We looked at regulations aimed at reducing the risk of flooding, and the potential impact to the Houston area's economy.
- Compared recent hurricanes, like Katrina, Sandy, Ike and Rita -- how much damage they caused, how much money the feds paid out in relief and how that compares to Harvey.
KPRC2 also hosted a phone bank during the Town Hall and answered your questions about housing and getting assistance.
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