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“Coffee Break with Dan Crenshaw” Will Discuss Flood Projects in Second Congressional District

U.S. Congressman Dan Crenshaw will host a webinar on Zoom this Thursday, May 21 at 10:00 a.m. His special guest will be Russ Poppe, Executive Director of Harris County Flood Control. The two will discuss preparedness for hurricane season and the status of flood damage reduction projects throughout the second U.S. congressional district in Texas.

The second district makes an arc around the north and west sides of Houston. So expect the discussion to cover more than just the Lake Houston area. Likely topics will include (but by no means are limited to):

  • Additional flood gates for Lake Houston
  • Addicks Reservoir
  • Houston Ship Channel
  • White Oak Bayou
  • Other local projects with shared Federal funding.

Attendees can ask questions online. Organizers have committed most of the time to answering those questions. The discussion should last 45 minutes, and in no case will exceed an hour.

Interestingly, Justin Lurie, the moderator, ran against Crenshaw in the last election.

You can join the webinar from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device.

Register by clicking this link.

Hope to see you online.

Posted by Bob Rehak on 5/19/2020

994 Days since Hurricane Harvey

Congressional District 2 Candidates Discuss Flooding

Where the West Fork of the San Jacinto meets Lake Houston, a giant sand bar blocks the river. Areas beyond these dunes experienced far less flood damage from Harvey than the areas behind them.

The Lake Houston Area Grass Roots Flood Prevention Initiative has met with all three candidates for Texas Congressional District 2  to discuss our flood prevention concerns and objectives. Congressional District 2 is the seat being vacated by Ted Poe who is retiring.

The Lake Houston Area Grassroots Flood Prevention Initiative is committed to remaining neutral in all political matters and does not make political endorsements. That said, it is our duty to advocate our Group’s agenda to all current and potential office holders who can play a role in reducing future flooding.

Contenders include Dan Crenshaw and Kevin Roberts (in the May 22 runoff for the Republican nomination), and Todd Litton (Democratic Nominee in the November 6 General Election).

We provided each with a background briefing on flooding issues in this area and a list of our objectives. We also discussed ways that we hope our future Congressional Representative can help in the fight against future flooding.

We encourage you to visit the websites of all three candidates for Congressional District 2 and examine their positions (linked below) relating to flooding. Should you have any questions, we encourage you to  contact the candidates directly. In alphabetical order, by last name, we list their web sites and email addresses below.

Dan Crenshaw:  https://crenshawforcongress.com/flood-policy/
email:  dan@crenshawforcongress.com

Todd Litton:    https://toddlitton.com/infrastructure-and-flooding/
email:  todd@toddlitton.com

Kevin Roberts:  http://www.kevinrobertsforcongress.com/issue/recovering-from-hurricane-harvey/
email:   kevin@kevinrobertsforcongress.com

By Bill Fowler, Co-Chair, Lake Houston Area Grass Roots Flood Prevention Initiative

Posted April 24, 2018, Day 238 Since Hurricane Harvey