That's all he's allocating? That will barely put a dent in the project cost.
It took an intimidation campaign of blasting him with emails this past week, six months after the disaster, for him to finally show up down here and that's all he offers? Look into the estimated cost to fully dredge. $3M is a drop in the bucket.
From the article:"The money for the buyouts and dredging preparations will come from the state's hazard mitigation fund, which comes from the federal government, Abbott said. He did not say how much more might be needed for dredging, but experts say the costs can be enormous."
Abbot said $3million was available immediately to begin a study/survey of where and how to begin the enormous project. It will take years and cost in the tens, if not hundreds of millions to complete. It is a start at least.
You all do know what it took to get the doofus down here in the first place six months after the fact right? He was shamed into it and/or intimidated but you all keep supporting him just because he is a pubie.
You all do understand that time is of the essence right? You all are aware that we had an inch of rain recently and the river was out of its banks already right? You all do know that rainy season is almost upon us right? You all mustn't have flooded if you are a-okay with the lack of interest the gove has for Kingwood residents.
I flooded and fully understand the complexities and monolith speed at which ANY government operates. If they actually have a study funded and underway within a year of the flood it will be an exception and not the norm.
if they address it that slow there is a high probability we will flood again first. we can't risk that. did you go to david martin's town hall? it was explained that people will rebuild ~once~ and after that we are all in trouble.
"You all do understand that time is of the essence right? You all are aware that we had an inch of rain recently and the river was out of its banks already right? You all do know that rainy season is almost upon us right? You all mustn't have flooded if you are a-okay with the lack of interest the gove has for Kingwood residents. "
And there's talk about lowering Lake Conroe 2ft. during times just before predicted rains. Hopefully, Kingwood will not flood ever again. Then again, some of those homes are built so close to the water. In fact, the entire subdivision of Barrington used to be a bog and wetlands.
The Sand Mining needs to go! By the way, dredging goes on all of the time in Louisiana and on the Mississippi. The dredgers use the sand for fracking and other things (it has value, thus the sand mining) so maybe the money mostly goes for buy-outs. In the past there was an offer made to prior City of Houston mayor and council to dredge the river for free because of the value of the sediment/sand, but the greedy COH turned it down!
They have asked large land owners if they can take the sand when dredged from the River. They say the amount of sand could possibly fill up the Astrodome 2-1/2 times? Wasn't it once toxic?? They told the kids as white and tempting as the sand was at Rivergrove park, stay away from it!