Flood control leaders set to meet with Harvey victims

- These days in Meyerland the debris piles are mostly gone, but the suffering and uncertainty remain.

"I think most of the people's frustration is not getting clear answers," said lifelong resident Bob Sampierre who dodged the first two floods, but not this one.

"I think there is probably going to be more frustration than anger. I've got friends on the south side of Braeswood who have been hit all three times and this is our first flood. You can't make any plans because you can't get enough information to say this is how I can move forward," added Sampierre.

It's information vital to thousands of homeowners facing a trio of options, the choice of raising their dwelling, demolishing and rebuilding higher or simply repairing flood damage and hoping the water doesn't rise again.

Critical to that decision is the completion and potential effectiveness of the on-going flood control measure known as Project Brays - a series of massive retention ponds and channel widening measures set for completion in 2019.

"If you have only flooded once or twice there's a good opportunity that Project Brays will give you some relief and spare you from the devastation and having to deal with it," said Charles Goforth leads a flood victim who leads the Braes Bayou Association.

Goforth says folks who've endured back to back to back floods deserve solid, face-to-face explanations from both Harris County and the City of Houston.

"Harvey was just demoralizing to everybody and they just can't understand why there hasn't been an expedited push on Project Brays," said Goforth.

A sentiment echoed by Bob Sampiere.

"It would just be nice if it got done!"

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