HOUSTON, TX - Even though it's been three months since Hurricane Harvey hit, Texans are still struggling to get their lives back in order. It could be years before some people completely recover, and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett wants to make sure nothing of Harvey's magnitude can happen again. Yet, it will come at a price.
At yesterday's annual state of the county address, Emmett said sometime soon, he'll ask taxpayers to help fund flood control projects that could total but to two billion dollars. He said they can't count on state or federal governments to fix the problem so the money will have to come from voter approved bonds.
Judge Emmett also wants a third reservoir built which he says should come from the state's Rainy Day fund, but the bulk of the other costs would be on the shoulders of taxpayers.