Attorneys in Houston knew of the coming disaster through their political contacts at City Hall. This Facebook entry from August 24 by Harris County District Clerk Chris Daniel shares the intelligence.
Houston – A lawyer leaked the story that in an emergency meeting, the Harris County Flood Control District revealed to city officials behind closed doors there would be at least twice the rainfall more than the predicted 24 inches.
As one may surmise, the local politicians – including District Clerk Chris Daniel – labeled that as false news in an effort to suppress the knowledge of the coming disaster, and thus avoid a panic.
So mote it be.