Highly-anticipated NOAA update of outdated rainfall estimates delayed 4 months
A highly-anticipated federal study that would update rainfall estimates used in Houston to predict and prepare for severe storms has been delayed four months, an official with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday.
Preliminary data released in November as part of the NOAA study indicated that the standards used to develop floodplain regulations, map flood zones and design flood control projects routinely underestimate the severity of the Houston area's downpours.
The final data from the ongoing NOAA study was expected out in May, and the Harris County Flood... read more
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