Stop Man-Made Flooding in Houston

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Raised by 28 people in 39 months
Cynthia Neely
on behalf of Ed Browne
 HOUSTON, TX
Houston will always flood, but when it floods unnecessarily - when lives are ruined when they don't have to be - something MUST BE DONE to prevent that.

The group Residents Against Flooding, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, is working to stop man-made flooding by suing the City of Houston to remedy this unnecessary situation.

The City has not acted in an emergency manner - not done everything humanly possible to lessen the impact of Mother Nature. Design rules have not been enforced on developers, grandfathering and loopholes have been allowed. Instead of detaining their own storm water run-off, for-profit businesses are using neighborhood living rooms as their detention basins.  It saves them a lot of money.

People should not lose their homes, precious belongings, retirement, and, in some cases, their health because of greed, politics, and power.

The City is good at making promises to build more detention basins and to improve drainage and bayous. Yet even when put into a contract, and signed by Mayor Brown 13  years ago, those promises turned out to be worthless. Several "hundred-year-floods" later, the detention basins and drainage improvements have not happened. And things are getting worse. Neighborhoods that have never flooded are flooding again and again and again.

Residents Against Flooding has filed a lawsuit in federal court to force the City of Houston into protecting its citizens from man-made, preventable flooding.  The nonprofit has tried for SEVEN years to get the City to end grandfathering, enforce drainage rules, and amend laws to no avail. If flooding is this bad now, God help us when we have a hurricane. The Astrodome may have to become a shelter for Houston's own citizens!

Donations are needed to fund the next phase of the lawsuit.  Remember, even if your home has never flooded, a lot of recent flood victims had never flooded before either.  They don't live in flood plains, but when surrounding properties are elevated, and concrete is poured without proper water detention, the crisis can only get worse and more widespread.

The one thing you can do to protect your family, your friends, your neighbors, is to donate to the cause that will bring about action. Donations are tax-deductible.

Please support the organization that is working to stop preventable flooding in ALL of Houston. Please donate AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Lawyers representing the case are Charles Irvine and Mary Conner of Irvine & Conner Lawyers, PLLC and are guided by well-known environmental attorney and Rice professor Jim Blackburn. It is a great and caring team.

Thank you for your attention and we hope you will help spread the word of our campaign. It is for the good of all Houstonians.

More details about Residents Against Flooding and the full lawsuit are available at www.DrainageCoalition.com
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The Residents Against Flooding meeting June 29 at Memorial Middle School brought an auditorium full of concerned homeowners eager to hear what is being done to stop preventable flooding.

Prominent environmental attorney Jim Blackburn, who has supported RAF since its beginning spoke forcefully about how the federal lawsuit is the right case at the right time to get results for the weary who just want the problem fixed!

Blackburn congratulated the audience for taking action and expressed great confidence in the litigation team Irvine & Conner who will take the case to the finish line.
Attorney Jim Blackburn, center, with RAF litigation team Mary Conner and Charles Irvine prior to the meeting.
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Meet the lawyers representing our federal lawsuit, as well as other lawyers in support, June 29 at Memorial Middle School! Ask questions, give input. The differences between the Residents Against Flooding lawsuit and the White Oak Bayou homeowners' state lawsuit will be spelled out. They are very different. Hear how our federal suit stands a much better chance of winning since it is for remedy, not money. RAF works to stop man-made flooding, not to be paid for damages. Lots of folks are donating through our website and through checks. They hadn't heard of our GoFundMe campaign, so help spread the word!
12550 Vindon Drive, Houston, 77024
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Memorial Day vacations are over so let's get back to raising awareness about our campaign! Residents Against Flooding is the leader in this effort to protect our city. Political advocacy has failed. Federal court intervention is necessary to protect our ENTIRE city. It's not just about one area, it is about stopping man-made flooding everywhere in Houston.
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