Topic

flooding

9 petitions

This petition won 2 months ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, President of the United States

Hurricane Harvey - Help Houston homeowners that were flooded for the common good.

In the aftermath of hurricane Harvey, thousands of Houston homes were flooded due to the release of flood water from the Addicks and Barker dams located in the north-west of the city. The water was released to avoid potential damage to a greater number of homes. This release flooded our neighborhood and thousands of adjacent homes, but saved tens of thousands of homes from more extensive damage. Most of the affected homes were located within an area designated by FEMA as "the 500 years flood plane," where flood insurance is not recommended. Accordingly, most affected homeowners did not carry flood insurance. FEMA law offers a maximum compensation of $34,000 per homeowner, which is unlikely to be sufficient for restoration. Therefore, homeowners whose houses were flooded for the common good need your help.  JOIN THIS PETITION + Contact your HOA and ask them to rally their homeowners behind this petition. Contact your neighbors, friends and relatives, and ask them to join. Statement by the Army Corps of Engineers:  "Posted 8/27/2017 - Release no. 17-030 - GALVESTON, Texas– Because of the extreme nature of the ongoing weather event in the Houston area, Army Corps of Engineers officials have determined that they will likely have to release intermittent amounts of water from both Addicks and Barker reservoirs to reduce the risk to the Houston metropolitan area".   http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Releases/Article/1291256/usace-galveston-district-to-make-intermittent-releases-at-addicks-and-barker-da/ https://www.wired.com/story/houston-dams-probable-maximum-flood-vs-500-year-flood/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/08/28/houston-releases-water-from-two-dams-in-attempt-to-prevent-uncontrolled-overflow/?utm_term=.e3c20354fe46

Abel (Moty) Bibliowicz
2,145 supporters
Started 4 months ago

Petition to Joel osteen, lakewood church, Annise Parker

Joel Osteen Should Resign

I believe Joel Osteen should resign as senior pastor of Lakewood Church, or Lakewood Church should move out of Houston. Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey devastated the city of Houston.  While Mr. Osteen and his family were safe in his 10.5 million dollar home (pictured above), citizens were on the flooded streets of downtown Houston fighting for their lives without anywhere to go.   Meanwhile Mr. Osteen's megachurch remained with closed and empty.  Lakewood Church is an arena, the former Compaq Center, that seats nearly 17,000 people. A Spokesman for the Church Tweeted Sunday that the church is inaccessible due to severe flooding. And posted pictures of inside the arena that showed no flooding. They lied about their Church flooding, that was one of the first renovations when he acquired the Compaq Center because it flooded in 2001. A Spokesman for the Church told callers they would have to swim to get here yet Pictures posted on social media of their parking lot showed no flooding.  A Spokesman for Lakewood Church is quoted as saying "it makes no sense to open church doors while the city and the county are already treating thousands of flood victims at nearby George R Brown Convention Center". Two of Mr. Osteen' s staffers had to be rescued as well.  If he didn't care about his own staff he didn't care about the city of Houston.  His doors are now open. He has taken in 'hundreds' of refugees.  His weekly attendance is over 50 thousand.  His church has 17,000 seats. He has only taken in hundreds.  I think that it's too little to late.   Joel Osteen does not care about you.  Joel Osteen cares about the himself, his family and his 10 million dollar home. So Stand with me and sign this petition to get corrupt and carnal religious leaders out of the great City of Houston.  

Edward Staires
85 supporters
Started 5 months ago

Petition to Village of Deer Park

Chapel Hill Flooding

Lancaster Court has a long, hazardous history of flooding that threatens the property value of Chapel Hill and the safety of its residents. Several concerned residents have asked: What happens to our land value if Chapel Hill becomes known as a flood community? Who is liable if a child or adult is injured--or drowns--when playing in the flooded waters? How can we prevent the flooding, instead of just managing the drainage issues? If I was to sell my house in the near future, do I have to disclose that we have flooding and drainage issues? This petition is the start to resolve those inquiries. As recent as July 12, 2017, flood heights in Lancaster Court reached the highest it’s ever been—completely engulfing the entire court and surrounding neighborhood yards. Flood levels reached as high as 6 feet in one area and 150 feet wide in another. The cause of the flooding is due to a combination of drainage problems (clogged and/or ruptured) and flood routing. On that day, 10 children under the age of 12 were seen near the court & yard floodings -- exploring and wading through the waters. As evident by the attached photos and videos, innocent play could quickly turn tragic: nicked by broken glass cut from a sharp rock slipping, falling unconsciousness drowning… For both children and adults alike, the potential for accidents is severe, and the ensuring outcry for liability would be swift. Currently, the flood routing drains directly into Lancaster Court, which is then funneled below Ela Road and into Braemar Pond. The Village of Deer Park has acknowledged the draining/flooding issues and hired Chris Burke Engineering to assess and propose solutions. Unfortunately, their (3) proposed options do not prevent water flow into Lancaster Court—in fact, they actually increase the speed—or amount—of water flowing into the detention area just west of the court between Jeff/Chris and Beth/Mo. Due to the existing drain cloggage and rapid overflow, that area wharfs so much water that it has all but ruined the once-usable yard, turning into a silt-filled marsh. Please see Chris Burke's Stormwater Master Plan for details, specifically pages 15-20 All of the 3 proposed fixes will still flow water to the current areas and still pose dangerous circumstances for the court residents and negative property values in the community. It’s causing soil erosion, which will continue to de-value the land. Our drainage area harbors the overflow water from Walmart, Regal Cinemas, D&W Fine Pack’s retention pond and the Quail Run neighborhood. With all the water from those areas, ensuring proper drainage & water flow is paramount to our community. Flooding and drainage issues can lead to short- and long-term property damage that could have a lasting, negative impact on both the resident safety and economic value of our community. As one of the luxurious communities in and around Deer Park, maintaining Chapel Hill's highest level of property value will be paramount to ensuring that our community investment is preserved and our residents are protected in the years to come. If the flooding is not PREVENTED, we are putting our residents in danger every time it rains and jeopardizing the property values of our community. If Chapel Hillians rise up together and become one voice for change, then we can prevent these dire circumstances from worsening. We, the homeowners of Chapel Hill, call on the Village of Deer Park to permanently PREVENT the dangerous Lancaster Court flooding and draining issues impacting our community's safety and property value. HOW CAN YOU HELP?Posting your name and your address, along with any additional comments, below will show you are in support of this petition.  

Pete Densmore
67 supporters