Texas county OKs $60M to speed post-Harvey flood control
By Editor - Thu Jul 11, 11:55 am
A Texas county battered by Hurricane Harvey has earmarked $60 million to speed up flood protection projects in 105 damaged subdivisions outside mapped flood plains. The Houston Chronicle reports the Harris County Commissioners Court earmarked the funds Tuesday to help the Harris County Flood Control District complete the work in four years, not 5½ years. County Engineer John Blount says commissioners are spending local funds to design projects, rather than waiting on matching federal funds that will instead be used for construction.
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