This Week at City Hall

Aug. 24, 2017Office of Council Member Ellen Cohen

This Week: Severe Weather Predicted: Be Prepared; Last Chance to Apply for 2017 Home Elevation Grant; Public Meeting Materials: Greenbriar Reconstruction

Last Chance to Apply for 2017 Home Elevation Grant

The City of Houston, in partnership with the Texas Water Development Board, would like to submit a grant application on behalf of interested homeowners to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA). This grant will request funds to elevate flood-prone homes. The deadline for interested residents to submit their information to be included in the 2017 Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Opportunity is TOMORROW (Friday, August 25th) at 5PM.

Severe Weather Predicted: Be Prepared

Please note that forecasts include the potential for severe weather in Houston over the weekend as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Avoid travel if possible and, if you must drive and see water in the roadway, “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.”

Please make use of the following resources:

Public Meeting Materials: Greenbriar Reconstruction

Mayor Pro Tem Cohen and the Public Works and Engineering Department hosted a public meeting to discuss the upcoming Reconstruction of Greenbriar Dr (from Rice Blvd to W. Holcombe Blvd). The department shared a presentation and handout describing the scope and timeline of improvements, which are expected to take place over approximately 18 months, set to begin this fall.