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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

Most Devastating Hurricane Season on Record Ends Bookmark

Local officials are breathing a sigh of relief as the most destructive hurricane season on record ends. Three major hurricanes, Harvey, Irma, and Maria, carved a path of destruction across southeast Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Central Texas Coast as a Category 4 storm late Friday, Aug. 25 and meandered east to Harris County, where it stalled. By then, the storm had downgraded to a tropical storm that brought more than 50 inches of rain, the highest amount in United States history, and