Data & Resources
Hurricane Harvey hit Greater Houston hard, with over $80 billion in damages. Many of the causes and solutions to the flooding inundation that occurred during Harvey are known and plans have been and are in development to address excessive rainfall events such as Harvey. There are only two ways to deal with the type of rainfall experienced: detention and conveyance. One plan that has addressed both issues is the West Houston Association Hurricane Harvey Response Plan Brief. Materials provided below are available to review the plan and associated data underlying the response plan.
A Category 4 storm that made landfall in Texas on August 26, 2017, Hurricane Harvey brought a total estimated economic cost over $80 billion in damages, according to Moody’s. At least 82 people died as a result of the storm, according to the Washington Post.
- Op-Ed by John Moody, West Houston Association, Three Ways to solve Harris County’s flood problem and How To Pay For Them
- Hurricane Harvey By The Numbers, An Interactive Storymap by the Kinder Institute
- Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and Kinder Institute for Urban Research, The Role of Public and Private Stakeholders “Solving” Houston’s Flooding Problem
- Center For Opportunity Urbanism, A Layman’s Guide To Houston After Harvey: Don’t Throw The Opportunity Baby Out With The Stormwater
- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, Recommendations For Improvement Of Regional Flood Control
Community Recovery Resources
Makai is a very special second grade little girl, who sold almost 300 of her Texas-shaped cookies, and donated the money, totally $1,100, to the Fort Bend Forward Harvey Relief Fund. She started off making cookies to give to those in shelters in Fort Bend to “sweeten” up their days, which led to the fundraising idea. She walked neighborhoods, called friends and family, and set up tables at local grocery stores. Kai sold cookies as far as Afghanistan to raise money to help her neighbors. She and her parents truly represent Fort Bend Strong!