Over 60 dead, dozens missing as severe floods strike Europe

BERLIN (AP) — More than 60 people have died and dozens were missing Thursday as severe flooding in Germany and Belgium turned streams and streets into raging torrents that swept away cars and caused houses to collapse. Among those killed were nine residents of an assisted living facility for people with disabilities and two firefighters […]

BREAKING NEWS! San Jacinto River Authority totally failed to plan for flooding, as secret “Emergency Action Plan” reveals

BREAKING NEWS! San Jacinto River Authority totally failed to plan for flooding, as secret “Emergency Action Plan” reveals

Image: The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, pressed the scofflaw San Jacinto River Authority for all of its “flood control” plans, and, after four (4) years of litigation, finally obtained them after a mire of lawsuits and appeals. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, June 9 – The San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) finally […]

San Jacinto River Authority loses major appeal over Harvey flooding in Texas Supreme Court, as quagmire of litigation looks to sink scofflaw river authority

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin and Conroe, April 21 – Spending approximately $10 million in legal fees and expenses during the fiscal year ending August 31, 2021, the scofflaw San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) lost a major appeal in the Supreme Court of Texas on Friday. In an eight (8) to one (1) decision, […]

Beta weakens to tropical depression, stalls over Texas coast

HOUSTON (AP) — Beta weakened to a tropical depression Tuesday as it parked itself over the Texas coast, raising concerns of extensive flooding in Houston and areas farther inland. Beta, which made landfall late Monday as a tropical storm just north of Port O’Connor, is the first storm named for a Greek letter to make […]

Commissioner Noack explains his position on drainage and flood mitigation

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The entire following article is a press release which Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack issued on Friday, October 4, 2019. The entirety of Commissioner Noack’s Press Release follows. SPRING- In response to recent comments questioning Montgomery County efforts to improve drainage and flood mitigation, the Precinct 3 Commissioner’s Office wanted to inform […]

Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves 4 dead

HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency workers used boats Friday to rescue about 60 residents of a Houston-area community still trapped in their homes by floodwaters following one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history. At least four deaths have been linked to the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda, which deluged parts of Texas and Louisiana […]

More than 1,000 rescues, evacuations as Imelda soaks Texas

More than 1,000 rescues, evacuations as Imelda soaks Texas

Image: Splendora Police Lieutenant Troy Teller, left, Corporal Jacob Rutherford and Mike Jones pull a boat carrying Anita McFadden and Fred Stewart from their flooded neighborhood inundated by rain from Tropical Depression Imelda on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Splendora, Texas. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP) SPLENDORA, Texas (AP) — The slow-churning remnants of Tropical […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court indefinitely defers proposal to require onsite detention for every real estate development

Conroe, August 28 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court unanimously deferred a proposal by new County Engineer Jeff Johnson to require onsite detention for every real estate development in the County. Johnson had proposed a major change to the Montgomery County Drainage Criteria Manual “to discontinue allowing flood routing studies to be performed in lieu […]