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The City of Houston recently updated floodplain regulations after massive flooding and damages occurred throughout Harris County and surrounding areas in recent years. The flood damages have resulted from major rainfall events; Hurricane Harvey (2017), the 2016 Tax Day Flood, and the 2015 Memorial Day Flood. The regulations were updated to better ensure the welfare and safety of the public and to increase the resiliency of communities as they recover and prepare for future rainfall events.

On April 4, the Houston...

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Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 storm the night of Aug. 25 between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor, Texas. As it moved across Texas, the storm proceeded to dump catastrophic amounts of rain. Please see below our exhibits, which illustrate the magnitude of rainfall that fell over the most intense 24 hours of the storm and a 3-day period (Aug. 26 through Aug. 28).

The Probable Maximum Precipitation (PMP) is the theoretically greatest depth of precipitation for a given duration that is physically possible over a given storm area at a particular geographic...

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