City of Houston PostHarvey



Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) Delivers Floor Speech Ahead of HELP Act Passage in the House.

November 4, 2021 - CSPAN

Three Year Hurricane Harvey Update

Chief Recovery Officer Stephen Costello and Houston Housing Director Tom McCasland Update City Council. Stephen Costello's remarks begin at 31:00.

August 26, 2020 - YouTube

Stephen Costello's Harvey Impact Presentation

The purpose of this report is to provide a snapshot on the progress of Harvey recovery efforts and the transition towards the implementation phase kicked off in November of 2018. The November 2018 report, prepared by former Chief Recovery Officer, Marvin Odum, provided a comprehensive look at the key steps taken to establish successful recovery programs. This report provides an update on implementation and highlights the successes, challenges, and lessons learned.

March 3, 2020 - HTV Houston Television


Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) secured passage of H.R. 2548, the Hazard Eligibility and Local Projects (HELP) Act, through the House of Representatives, the first original bill she filed in Congress, with bipartisan support, 409 to 7.

December 17, 2019 - CSPAN


Congressman Mark Meadows (NC-11) comments on the House Floor supporting HELP Act, H.R. 2548.

December 17, 2019 - CSPAN

Climate Change and Disaster Preparedness

The House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on the Environment held a hearing to assess climate change impacts and natural disaster preparedness efforts. Among the witnesses testifying on the first panel included former FEMA director James Witt and atmospheric science professors. The second panel comprised emergency management officials from Texas, California, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.


Can Houston prevent disaster when the next storm comes?

Houston, known as the Bayou City, is no stranger to flooding. But the record-breaking rains and devastating deluge of Hurricane Harvey helped expose a disconnect between developers building on flood-vulnerable land and home buyers who might not have realized the risk.

PBS Newshour

Making Houston Stronger: A Town Hall

KPRC2 brought you an in-depth discussion with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett about the lessons we've learned and what's being done to protect the Houston area from another flood catastrophe.


Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts - CM Edwards

Council Member Amanda Edwards (At-Large Position 4) gives an update to the recovery efforts, four months after Hurricane Harvey ravaged the city of Houston.