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Commissioners Court Approves New Regulations Bookmark

Commissioners Court Approves New Regulations
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Harris County Commissioners Court unanimously approved stricter building code regulations for new homes built within the floodplain. The regulations, which go into effect Jan. 1, require all-new construction in the 100-year floodplain to be built at least 24 inches above the 500-year floodplain elevation. Structures in the floodway must be built at least 36 inches above the 500-year floodplain elevation. Previously, Harris County mandated that structures in the 100-year floodplain

Honoring Harvey's Heroes Bookmark

We’re proud of our Hurricane Harvey heroes! Recently, we had the chance to show them off during the Tomball Chamber of Commerce’s annual holiday parade. This year’s theme, “Texas Strong: Honoring Harvey’s Heroes,” recognized public officials, emergency responders, county employees, and countless other volunteers who worked through Hurricane Harvey. Grand Marshal's included Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle, Precinct 4 employees, the Precinct 4 Constable’s Office, City of Tomball, and the Texas National Guard.

Drainage Reuse Initiative Moves Forward Bookmark

Harris County Precinct 4 is exploring a new flood control initiative that will allow the county to save and reuse excess water in times of drought. Commissioners Court and Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) launched phase one of the Drainage Reuse Initiative earlier in the year to illustrate the pros and cons of the technology. Phase 2 of the study will focus on locating two pilot locations to begin testing the technology. The initiative will help fight subsidence, which is the sinking of land caused