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Harris County Precinct 4
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Amenities Update Bookmark

While damage is still being assessed, estimates show Hurricane Harvey inflicted millions of dollars’ worth of damage to public parks in Precinct 4. Now that recovery is underway, staff are working to restore as many parks as possible, although some of the damage may be visible for months or even years to come. Flood waters buried sections of Mercer Botanic Gardens in several feet of sand and flooded almost all buildings, including the Visitor Center and greenhouses. Many plants either washed away or died from

HCFCD Buyouts Bookmark

Did your home flood? The Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) is currently gauging interest in potential home buyout options for Harris County residents who experienced flooding. HCFCD estimates more than 107,000 residential parcels exist within regulated floodplains. If your home floods often, HCFCD’s voluntary home buyout program may make the most financial sense for you. Many of these homes, built before the city and county imposed land development regulations, exist in areas where flood mitigation

Permit Required to Rebuild Bookmark

Permit Required to Rebuild
Harris County Engineering Department is requesting that unincorporated county residents report their residential flood damage due to the devastation from Hurricane Harvey. Completing this form will help us issue permits and coordinate the debris efforts. Please visit www.eng.hctx.net and click “Flood Recovery”. To repair or rebuild, you need a permit. This is a FEMA requirement to ensure that flood insurance is available to residents of Harris County. Your insurance and/or FEMA will likely require seeing a copy of this permit to complete your claim. If you live within the 100-year floodplain and we could not verify that your house’s slab is above the 100-year floodplain elevation