Risk: Understand, Inform, Protect

Dr. Westin’s Houston Flood Risk Plan

Our plan is simple

To protect Houston from future catastrophic damage, we must:




1. Understand Houston’s risk

  • Update the flood maps
  • Comprehensive “What Flooded in Harvey” report
  • Comprehensive “What Went Right and Wrong in Harvey” report

2. Inform Houston of the risk

Before a storm

1. Inform Houston residents of their flooding risk

  • Existing homes
  • Real estate transactions
  • New construction

2. Implement a buyout or elevation program


During a storm

1. Comprehensive flood warning system

  • Monitoring
  • Informing
  • Reacting

2. Underpass warning and closure system

3. Emergency reporting and rescue coordination

3. Protect Houston From Future Risk

  • Fund Brays Bayou, White Oak Bayou, Hunting Bayou and Clear Creek projects
  • Secure the land and build a third reservoir
  • Repair and reinforce the Barker and Addicks reservoirs
  • Comprehensive plan for all watersheds in Houston
    • 1. Innovative solutions to increase drainage capacity
    • 2. Addition of storage capacity for potential storm surge
    • 3. Improvement of natural drainage via restoration of prairie system upstream


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