Fill in the form and hit submit to tell Governor Abbott that Cypress Creek Needs Flood Prevention Funding Now

 All levels of government should contribute, but​​ the state should help fund some flood control.  Over 60 inches of rain in some areas SHOULD qualify as enough rain to tap into the Rainy Day Fund. Without flood prevention, we will stay in a constant rebuilding mode. Local property taxes are collected from structures built in the floodways, flood pools, etc., then FEMA (federal) money pays billions. This system is not sustainable without change.

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Houston and Harris County have approved 20,000 parcels of land to be be developed IN OR ALONG THE FLOODWAYS, THE AREAS WHERE WATER MOVES THE FASTEST AFTER A LARGE STORM.  (From the Houston Chronicle) 

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STOP THE CYCLE. TELL OFFICIALS THAT FLOOD PREVENTION MUST BEGIN NOW! FLOOD PREVENTION SAVES LIVES, PROTECTS PROPERTY, AND INCREASES MENTAL AND PHYSICAL WELL BEING. ENTER YOUR INFORMATION AND SUBMIT. BE HEARD!

Houston needs flood prevention infrastructure. According to Brock Long with FEMA, the federal government says that local and state agencies must provide funding for flood prevention as they only handle disaster relief.

    ​Fill in the three forms, and hit submit to tell Judge Emmett, Commissioner Radack and Governor Abbott that Cypress Creek Needs Bold Flood Prevention Action Now.


Flood prevention would be cheaper than rescuing citizens, paying for temporary housing and clothing, debris removal, and rebuilding. The Cypress Creek Watershed has been ignored despite its tremendous population growth. We need a third reservoir, but that would require buying land from many owners, and land is quickly being developed. Since the county has not purchased a large land area for a third reservoir, we need several detention ponds dredged before spring 2018. Detention basins could be dredged in low-lying flood-prone areas in western and northern Harris County. This could be completed before the next hurricane season and would be fiscally responsible. Some Cypress Creek reservoir or levee proposals would retain the water in the Cypress Creek watershed. That may help the Addicks area, but it would devastate the Cypress Creek area. We need solutions for everyone. 

LOCAL LEVEL: 

Steve Radack e-mail: pct3@pct3.com 713-755-6306, 713-755-8928 

Jack Cagle e-mail: commissionercagle@hcp4.net 713-755-6444

Ed Emmett: 713-755-8379, 713-274-7000 http:// judge.emmett@cjo.hctx.net

Main Points: 
Basic drainage maintenance in Pct. 3 (clean channels and bayous that are clogged with silt and debris)
Elevating and/or building new homes in the floodways and in the 100-year flood plain 
only spreads water runoff to surrounding homes and areas, creates debris (damage), and slows water flow. Building new structures in the floodway where devastation is inevitable is cruel and unwise.
 Stop permitting private water wells. (causes sinking)​


Cathy Larson

Cypress Creek Flood Prevention in Houston and Cypress

Community Activist