Wednesdayâ€™s event by the Bayou City Initiative was billed â€œFlood Resiliency and the State of City Infrastructure.â€ So, it was no surprise to see featured speaker Carol Haddock, head of Houston Public Works, get asked what the city department in charge of drainage and roads has done to prepare itself for the next storm.
Haddock started by saying the department had provided swimming lessons to its staff.
â€œIâ€™m proud of that,â€ she said later.
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