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On the Record: A Conversation with Judge Ed Emmett

Harris County Faces Challenges Following Hurricane Harvey Deluge

Edward M. Emmett became Harris County judge in 2007. He is the chief administrative officer and director of emergency management in the county, which includes most of the city of Houston. He recently released a 15-point plan to prevent future flooding disasters. Harris County is the third-most populous U.S. county, accounting for two-thirds of the Houston metropolitan statistical area’s population of 6.8 million people.

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