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MIT Study - odds of Houston flooding

PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:13 am
by unome
A new MIT study, published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reports that as climate change progresses, the city of Houston, and Texas in general, will face an increasing risk of devastating, Harvey-scale rainfall.

According to the study, the state of Texas had a 1 percent chance of experiencing rainfall of Harvey's magnitude for any given year between 1981 and 2000. By the end of this century, the annual probability of Hurricane Harvey's record rainfall returning to Texas will rise to 18 percent, if the growth of greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere continues unmitigated.

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Re: MIT Study - odds of Houston flooding

PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:26 pm
by unome
and from Houston Chronicle, ... 386006.php


Harris County Flood Control District officials said Monday that the preliminary results already have prompted meetings on how to revamp the flood control strategy come May when the numbers are finalized.

Matt Zeve, director of operations at the flood control district, said the district was determining how to open up talks with FEMA about how to redraw floodplains in the county, and who would pay for what could be a multi-million dollar effort.