Brays Bayou improvements spared hundreds from floods, official says (Houston Chronicle-Subscription Needed)

Matthew Smith cleans out his home on Thursday after, May 28, 2015, after it flooded in Houston. Photo: Cody Duty, Staff / © 2015 Houston Chronicle

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By Gabrielle Banks

As hundreds of southwest Houston residents continued to clean up and salvage belongings from inundated homes, Harris County’s top flood control official said Thursday that the problem might have been far worse had it not been for improvements on nearby Brays Bayou – projects that have been in the works for decades.

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