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Texas homeowners: We weren't warned about flooding risks

from Houston Chronicle

More than 20 years before Hurricane Harvey, officials in suburban Houston were aware that a heavy storm could cause a reservoir to overflow and inundate nearby homes with water. So they issued a warning to potential home buyers. But they put the warning in an obscure place: deep in the same public land records that list street dimensions and the layout of utilities in a subdivision. Now many of the 3,000 suburban Houston homeowners who were flooded during Harvey question whether local officials did enough to caution them about the dangers of flooding from big rainstorms. more


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