Pew Urges Texas to Adopt Policies that Can Reduce the Impacts of Floods

Pew Urges Texas to Adopt Policies that Can Reduce the Impacts of Floods

Velma Smith, senior officer in government relations with The Pew Charitable Trusts’ flood-prepared communities initiative, testified before the Texas State Legislature on Feb. 12. Smith spoke about mitigation policies that can reduce the impact of flood-related disasters. Smith also provided written testimony to the legislature in March discussing the importance of disclosing flood risk to potential homebuyers and renters.

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