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Properties Flooded to Prevent Reservoir Failure: Harvey – 2017 Rain Event

Houston recently learned a lesson the hard way. After years of sprawling growth, under some of the most relaxed building and zoning codes. Houston and surrounding cities are starting to experience the effect this urban expansion has caused to our watersheds. The Upper Cypress Creek, Addicks and Barker watersheds accumulated 35 inches of rain during Hurricane Harvey’s slow crawl across Texas. The Addicks reservoir at peak released 7,000 CFS while Barker was at a rate of 6,300. A total combined release of 13,300 CFS all flowing into the Buffalo Bayou….

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Assistance

HARVEY 2017 –  SUPPORT & RELIEF EFFORTS TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH RELIEF AND RECOVERY EFFORTS: HTTPS://GOO.GL/FORMS/NZGSAFSQXGVO1PG62 Tax-exempt charities that have indicated they are accepting Harvey-specific donations include: Greater Houston Community Foundation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund: Visit the GHCF website -> https://ghcf.org/ Baker Ripley (formerly Neighborhood Centers): https://www.bakerripley.org/get-involved/donate United Way Houston: http://unitedwayhouston.org/flood or Text UWFLOOD to 41444 Houston Food Bank: 832-369-9390 / houstonfoodbank.org / DONATE: http://www.houstonfoodbank.org/donate/  Interfaith Ministries: https://www.imgh.org/ Coalition for the Homeless: http://www.homelesshouston.org/ Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey / Call 1-800-RED CROSS /  Text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation Americares (http://www.americares.org/): https://secure.americares.org/site/Donation2 Catholic Charities (CCUSA’s disaster-specific website): https://catholiccharities.org/donate-now-and-help-our-neighbors-recover-from-disaster/ / Text 71777 to donate Global Giving. To make a financial…

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Harvey Flooding

Houston has been ravaged with heavy rain for the past few days. Sending freeways and roadways under water. Thousands of Houston area residents have been rescued from the rising water. Sadly there have already been numerous deaths from the storm.  The Barker Reservoir is currently releasing water. This is the first time in history that water has breached the spillway and water has been authorized for release while the downstream path is still in flood stage. Residents are being told to evacuate, as waters will continue to rise. Hwy 6…

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