On Three-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Harvey and as Hurricane Laura Approaches Texas, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Hosts Roundtable
(Houston, TX) – Today, three years after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) hosted a roundtable with Houston flood group leaders and experts to discuss progress made in recovery efforts and what more can be done. This discussion comes as Hurricane Laura approaches Texas with potential impacts in the region.
“Today, we mark the three-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey—and I began it on the phone with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Red Cross to discuss Hurricane Laura. This will be a challenging week, in a challenging year, but as we navigate the impacts of Laura during a pandemic that has altered all of our lives, I am reminded of the lessons we learned during Hurricane Harvey,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher.
“Most important, we learned what we can accomplish when we come together as a community to help one another. I was glad to convene this roundtable today to discuss the progress made and the work left to do, and I am incredibly grateful to today’s roundtable participants who, while preparing for Hurricane Laura, also took time to discuss what three years after Hurricane Harvey means for our community.”
Today’s roundtable participants included:
Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher has worked with city, county, and federal officials on both sides of the aisle to make sure Texas’ Seventh Congressional District can get the resources it needs for recovery efforts and to implement policies to rebuild and prepare for future storms. She has: