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Policy Matters

Jan 17, 2018

Hurricane Harvey was many things — a monstrous storm, a destroyer of homes and neighborhoods, an indiscriminate killer. But Harvey was, and is, something else: a wakeup call for Houston, Harris Country and the entire Texas Coast. As we rebuild, there is a need to rethink Houston’s approach to flood control and create a Greater Houston resilient enough to survive and thrive in an era when storms like Harvey may be the new normal.

In this episode, Jim Blackburn, Baker Institute scholar and professor in the practice of environmental law at Rice University, discusses Hurricane Harvey, Houston’s preparedness for major hurricanes and what needs to be done in the future to address the threats that accompany severe weather.