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Kingwood Flood Meeting To Help Prevent Future Flooding

Kingwood Flood REMAX Associates Northeast

A Kingwood flood meeting for the Lake Houston community will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the Kingwood Community Center. This is a petition drive calling on our local, state, and federal government to prevent future flooding in the Kingwood and Humble areas. This drive is led by Alan Potok, a Kingwood resident, regarding the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. The floods damaged more than 16,000 homes and 3,300 business in the Lake Houston area.

The San Jacinto River Corrective Action Petition reads:

“We, the following undersigned residents of the Kingwood/Humble area in Texas, having suffered physical, economic and environmental damages caused to our community by what appears to be irresponsible actions by the San Jacinto River Authority during Hurricane Harvey, make the following requests to our local, state and federal government representatives: (1) to pursue modifications of the roles and responsibilities of the appropriate governmental authorities managing Lake Conroe, Lake Houston and the San Jacinto River West Fork as necessary to make sure such a tragedy is less likely to occur in the future; (2) to advance administrative enforcement and penalties as appropriate against public and private entities that contribute to the unlawful deposition of sediment, including increased flood flows which threaten to increase the risk of future flooding to the Kingwood and Humble area communities; (3) to bypass traditional engineering and environmental studies to the extent allowed by law in favor of initiating the dredging of the San Jacinto River West Fork to provide immediate relief to flood risk to the Kingwood/Humble area in compliance with the City of Houston’s responsibility under the National Flood Insurance Program.” (Printable San Jacinto River Corrective Action Petition)

Kingwood Flood Meeting Agenda:

Date:      January 30, 2018
Location: Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods, Kingwood, TX 77345
Time:      5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (the room is scheduled until 8:30 PM if needed

Objective(s)

  1. To discuss the success of the petition
  2. To provide both technical and business facts about the problem
  3. To discuss current activities by other groups and how to coordinate actions

NOTE:  THIS PRESENTATION AND MEETING WAS INTENDED TO LET PEOPLE FROM THE COMMUNITY PUT FORTH THEIR IDEAS.  NO PUBLIC OFFICIALS ARE ON THE AGENDA (BY DESIGN)

Agenda:

Introduction and overview of Lake Houston watershed drainage – Alan Potok (5 minutes)
Impact of the flood compared to the Regulatory (100-year) floodplain – Potok (5 minutes)
Sediment impacts from Hurricane Harvey – Bob Rehak (15 minutes)
Lake Houston Chamber of Commerce Activities – Mark Mitchell (10 minutes)
Lake Houston Grassroots Flood Prevention Initiative- Dianne Lansden/Bill Fowler (5 minutes)
Understanding the impacts of sediment on increased flood risk – Burton Johnson, Moffat & Nichols (10 minutes)
Ongoing other regional planning initiatives – Potok (5 minutes)
Better understanding the SJRA – Potok (10 minutes)
What it would take to dredge the river – Consultant (tentative)
Greenspoint Flood Management Task Force – Tom Wussow (10 minutes)
Audience discussion (45 – 90 minutes)

(Printable Flood Meeting Agenda)

Our Hearts Go Out To All Lake Houston Residents and Businesses

Hurricane Harvey’s Kingwood flood impacted all businesses in Town Center. Here are 2 pictures I took from our RE/MAX Associates Northeast parking lot before we took in about 3-4 feet of water:

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