Houston Residents Asked to Adopt-A-Drain, Keep Clear - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Harvey Aftermath

Harvey Aftermath

Harvey was a category 4 hurricane then became a flooding event on the Texas Gulf Coast

Houston Residents Asked to Adopt-A-Drain, Keep Clear

    NBC 5 Forecast: One More Decent Chance for Rain
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    Houston has launched an adopt-a-drain program to help residents keep water flowing and avoid backups especially as flood recovery continues following Hurricane Harvey.

    Mayor Sylvester Turner on Thursday announced the program in partnership with Houston Public Works, Keep Houston Beautiful and community groups. The request comes nearly eight months after Harvey hit South Texas and prompted heavy rain, leading to widespread flooding in parts of Houston.

    Turner asked residents of the nation's fourth largest city, with more than 2.3 million people, to volunteer and make sure their neighborhood drains are free of leaves, trash and other debris. Houston has about 115,000 storm drains available for adoption, with cleaning suggested four times per year.

    City officials say Houston spends $13 million annually on storm drain maintenance, inspection and repairs.

    White Official Tells Black Woman He Belonged to Master Race

    [NATL] White Official Tells Black Woman He Belonged to Master Race

    Some Leavenworth County, Kansas, officials are calling for Commissioner Louis Klemp's resignation after he insulted a black woman who had just presented a land-use study to the commission. "I don't want you to think I am picking on you because we are part of the master race. You have a gap in your teeth. We are part of the master race, don't you forget that," Klemp said. 

    (Published Friday, Nov. 16, 2018)

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