Bill Would Prevent Texans from Unknowingly Buying Homes in Flood-Prone Areas

Article 1 Comments State Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston, has legislation that would require sellers of residential properties to notify buyers if a property is located in a flood-prone area — and whether it has previously flooded. Senate Bill 339 would change a provision of the state’s property code to force […]

Houston-Area Officials Say They Didn’t Know About Reservoir Flood Risks Pre-Harvey

Article 0 Comments Houston-area officials said during a congressional hearing that they weren’t aware of forecasts by federal authorities regarding flooding risks from local reservoirs that ended up inundating thousands of homes during Hurricane Harvey. However, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said concerted efforts were made to ensure all […]

Records: Corps Failed to Release Harvey Flood Prediction to Public

Article 0 Comments The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers predicted ahead of Hurricane Harvey’s arrival that reservoirs in Houston would fill to record levels, flooding adjacent neighborhoods, but never shared the concern with the public, government records reveal. A Corps forecast on Aug. 25, the same day Harvey made landfall, […]