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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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Hurricane Harvey – Texas Announces Disaster SNAP Food Benefits

Texans who receive SNAP benefits will be receiving additional funds onto their SNAP cards. Those in the declared disaster areas will also be able to purchase hot food until the end of September. Here is the direct response issued by the Texas Health & Human Services representative Carrie Williams : “Texas Announces Food Benefits for Victims of Hurricane Harvey   Friday, September 1, 2017 Charles Smith, Executive Commissioner Contact: Carrie Williams, 512-424-6951 Texas today announced it is providing a surge of food benefits to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients in the…

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