Houston area getting little of $1B in Harvey flood aid
Houston area officials are expressing shock and anger after learning their communities, which suffered the brunt of damage from Hurricane Harvey, will be getting a fraction of $1 billion that Texas is awarding as part of an initial distribution of federal funding given to the state for flood mitigation.
Damage from whopper hurricanes rising for many reasons
The Atlantic is increasingly spawning more major hurricanes, according to an Associated Press analysis of NOAA hurricane data since 1950. The Atlantic now averages three major hurricanes a year, based on a 30-year running average. A study by Kossin found that, once a storm formed, the chances of its attaining major storm status globally increased by 8% a decade since 1979. Such a busy period started in 1995 and might end soon as northern Atlantic waters shift to a cooler regime, he said. In addition, he said: Climate change will be a bigger driver of losses in the future.___Follow Seth Borenstein on Twitter at www.twitter.com/borenbears.
The 12 areas in Houston that got the most rain today
Today's rain in Houston brought up to five inches of rain in some areas though most got between 1-2 inches of the wet stuff. Here is a list of some of the highest amounts:- Almost 4.5" Cinco Ranch and West Memorial Area- 3.76" at George Bush Park- 2.88" Addicks Reservoir- 2.80" Hunters Creek Village- 2.76" South Mayde Creek- 2.24" Memorial Park- 2.24" Bellaire- 2.12" The Heights- 2.64" Pasadena- 2.40" Friendswood- 2.32" Dickinson- 1.72" DowntownCopyright 2019 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.
24-year-old man charged with murder of woman found shot dead along Addicks Reservoir trail
24-year-old man charged with murder of woman found shot dead along Addicks Reservoir trailLogan Losoya,24, is charged with murder in the shooting death of 20-year-old Piper Lauren Jones. Logan Losoya,24, is charged with murder in the shooting death of 20-year-old Piper Lauren Jones. Photo: Houston Police Department Photo: Houston Police Department Image 1 of / 62 Caption Close 24-year-old man charged with murder of woman found shot dead along Addicks Reservoir trail 1 / 62 Back to GalleryA 24-year-old man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a woman who was found along a trail near the Addicks Reservoir, according to Houston police. Jones' body was found by a passerby who was walking along the trail at Addicks Reservoir in the Memorial City area, police said. An investigation led detectives to Losoya, who was arrested on Halloween and charged with murder in Jones's death.chron.com
Officials talk flooding, urge support of Proposition 8 at Houston Stronger panel
Representatives from several flood control agencies provided updates at an Oct. 2 forum on a variety of Houston area projects ranging from Addicks Reservoir to the Texas coast. The panel was hosted by Houston Stronger, a coalition of civic and business groups advocating for flooding solutions in the Greater Houston area. Regional flood planning groups will be formed around mid-2020, and the final plan is due by 2024, Jackson said. While the HCFCD and Army Corps focus on more regional projects, the city of Houston has been tackling flood control in the form of urban drainage projects. Prop 8, if approved, would commit $793 million in state funds to a newly created flood infrastructure fund that would be administered by the TWDB for a variety of flood control projects.communityimpact.com
2 years after Harvey, Harris County completes first phase of drainage repairs
Flooded homes near Lake Houston after Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 30, 2017. More than two years after Hurricane Harvey, Harris County is still in the rebuilding phase of the recovery process. The Harris County Flood Control District completed its first round of repairs to drainage infrastructure using a $13 million grant from the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The money was used for hundreds of little repair efforts in watersheds like Greens Bayou, Cypress Creek, Little Cypress Creek and the Addicks Reservoir. More than $80 million in additional drainage infrastructure repair projects across Harris County are still in the bidding or construction phases, officials say.
How to monitor releases at Barker, Addicks reservoirs
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Water was released Thursday from the Addicks and Barker reservoirs in west Harris County. WATCH: Addicks and Barker Reservoirs controlled release on July 21, 2018The Army Corps of Engineers did not anticipate any flooding consequences due to the routine releases, officials said. "We began making normal releases from the Addicks and Barker reservoirs today and are observing to monitor any unforeseen flooding." To check on the Addicks Reservoir, click here. The Harris County Flood Warning System provides a look at current elevation of bayous as well as the Addicks and Barker reservoirs.