5 stories to follow in 2018: #4. Pearland working on master drainage plan

What we reported Over 1,000 homes and 30 businesses flooded in Pearland during Hurricane Harvey in late August. The city also offered buyouts for residents whose homes have flooded more than once.

The latest The city of Pearland has a page on its website regarding flood mitigation and the city’s buyout program. For residents who have been affected, the city also offers no-fee permits for rebuilding their home.

What’s next The city of Pearland is working with the Brazoria County Drainage District No. 4 to put together a master drainage plan. This plan will look at the creeks, bayous and tributaries and see what improvements in flood mitigation can be made. Pearland will also look at development standards to ensure that they are constantly improved, officials said.

This story is one update from The January Issue. View the full list of Top 5-10 stories to follow in 2018 here.
By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.


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