Off the Charts: Tropical Storm Allison public report
Federal Emergency Management Agency and Harris County Flood Control District
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FEMA and the District hope that this report will (!) provide information about the unprecedented scope of Allison's destruction, (2) address the question of how and why the flooding happened, (3) empower citizens to prepare themselves for the next major storm to move through our area, and (4) outline the projects already in motion that are aimed at reducing future flood damages. The hard fact is: In addition to the many attributes that have attracted people to this area through the years, Houston and Harris Country also have an established history of violent weather - the kind of history that frequently repeats itself. We should expect another deadly rainmaker to visit the area someday, so the primary question facing country residents, then, concerns what every resident can do t try to reduce the level of financial and emotional trauma caused by Tropical Storm Allison. Getting flood insurance immediately and having a family disaster plan in place are some of the first steps everyone should take.