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A faster, fairer, smarter plan to protect Harris County from flooding

Harris County is one of the most dynamic counties in the country -- a region of an estimated 4.6 million people that has grown twice as fast as the rest of the country in the last two decades.

But Hurricane Harvey and other major flooding events have harmed our region, and we recognize the risk of such events occurring with increasing frequency in the future.

We are taking this challenge head-on by investing billions into flood control, housing, and emergency preparedness. Through this website, we will share our progress, receive feedback from the community, and build a stronger and more resilient Harris County.

Harris County is hard at work to rebuild and strengthen
our community against the threat of flooding. 
Current efforts fall under three main categories:
Emergency Preparedness


We are working hard to better respond to flooding events and to keep you posted with critical information.

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Harris County has secured federal funds to buyout at-risk houses, rehabilitate damaged homes, and build new single-and multi-family residences

Apply for housing recovery help

Flood Control

We are pushing flood control projects forward that will improve our region’s resilience.  


Learn more about flood control projects

Track our progress to build a stronger Harris County
Click on the boxes below to learn more

See a breakdown of where the money

is coming from



Total expected funds

See where the money is going, by types of projects and programs



Total funds allocated to projects to date

Explore a map of projects in your community and across the county