Rick Walker for Congress Announces Innovative Flood Control Plan

Houston Area Gets Solution to Repeat Flooding: Walker's Solution to End Flooding in Kingwood, Humble and Atascocita

Rick Walker - Candidate for U.S. Congress in Texas 2nd District

Today, Rick Walker, candidate for Texas' 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. Congress, announced an innovative plan to use federal funding strings to help the City of Houston to win the fight against flooding. Rick Walker for Congress is the campaign releasing this plan.

Walker's plan is to force the state-controlled San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) to sell inexpensive flood insurance to the communities downstream such as Kingwood, Humble and Atascocita. Walker asserts that this plan is cost-neutral and has multiple redundancies built-in to end the flooding for good.

To read Rick Walker’s detailed plan for Houston’s recovery, visit RickWalker.com.

For Rick Walker, whose own Kingwood-area home flooded, the fight for Houston’s recovery from Harvey in Congress is personal. He vows to be a strong voice in Washington, D.C., in order to protect his neighbors' homes from future flooding and devastation. As he says:

We will force the San Jacinto River Authority to sell low-cost flood insurance to our neighbors in Kingwood, Humble and Atascocita. We will force the SJRA back into the business model of flood mitigation and protection of our communities.

Rick Walker

Candidate for U.S. Congress, Texas CD2

"If I can’t get this problem fixed for us in the next 2-3 years, my home is virtually assured to be flooded again. For me, it’s my own family who will be flooded again if I am unsuccessful. I am the only candidate who is emotionally committed to fixing the flooding in the Kingwood, Humble and Atascocita areas. These are my neighbors - not my constituents. Ask our neighbors in Braeswood, who have flooded three times in three years, what it's like to just be a constituent and not be protected by your leaders in government."

Hurricane Harvey dropped over 50 inches of rain on the greater Houston area. Like thousands of his Houston neighbors, Rick Walker, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, was directly in Harvey’s trail of destruction. Now, he vows to fight in Congress, both for relief from Harvey and for the future improvement of flood mitigation.

Walker says, "We will force the San Jacinto River Authority to sell low-cost flood insurance to our neighbors in Kingwood, Humble and Atascocita. We will force the SJRA back into the business model of flood mitigation and protection of our communities."

About Rick Walker

Rick Walker is dedicated to serving others and supports innovative and forward-thinking policies. He is the founder of a 20-year-old company and former chairman of a global organization while in his 30s. 

To read Rick Walker’s detailed plan for Houston’s recovery, visit RickWalker.com.

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