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:
- Sign up for emergency alerts via the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management
- Prepare an emergency plan and stock an emergency supply kit
- Monitor bayou levels via the Harris County Flood Control District
- View list of street closures due to high water via Transtar
- Report debris in the street or home flooding to the City’s 311 hotline
- Find Your Towed Car via Houston Police Department
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.