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It’s time for Texans to head to the polls again, and it’s important for voters to be informed about what’s on the ballot.

One of the items under consideration is Proposition 8 , which would create the Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) for a statewide, cooperative effort for regional flood planning, mitigation and infrastructure projects.

How the Flood Infrastructure Fund Works

FIF would be administered by the ...

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A total of $410 million is available through two of FEMA ’s Fiscal Year 2019 Hazard Mitigation Assistance programs.

The application period for Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) programs is now open until 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Jan. 31, 2020. Eligible applicants must apply through the FEMA Mitigation eGrants system on the FEMA Grants Portal .

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In late August, Dorian began as a tropical wave. By September 1st, it had rapidly intensified into a Category 5 hurricane and proceeded to sit stationary over the Bahamas wreaking havoc. After about a day or so, Dorian weakened considerably and proceeded northwest to parallel the east coast, starting in Florida. It did not make landfall until reaching North Carolina as a Category 1 on September 6th. The storm’s slower-moving nature allowed several...

Read More - Unpredictability of Mother Nature: The Impacts of Rainfall from Dorian and Imelda

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released mandatory rules for the use of $6.875 billion in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds for mitigation projects across multiple states.

Here’s a partial breakdown by state or click here to view the rules. Next steps include the creation of Action Plans by each state or local government recipient.

Georgia

How much: $26.96 million What for:...

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Changes in the annual growth rings of exposed tree roots after exposure to the elements allow us to utilize exposed tree roots that are available on project sites for erosion rate assessment.

This method, known as dendrogeomorphology, has been predominantly used in Europe for land slide and hill-slope erosion assessment. But over the past 10 years, Bryan Dick and Ian Jewel have developed its use for assessing river and streambank erosion...

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Catch our presentations below at the 2019 TFMA Fall Summit.

Title: Hands-on HEC-RAS 2D Workshop When : 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 Presenters: Garrett Johnston, PE, CFM Holly Ahumada, PE, CFM What: This hands-on workshop will provide an overview of the new capabilities of HEC-RAS 5. For over two decades, the US Army Corps of Engineers’ free HEC-RAS software has been the...

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Anywhere in the United States decision-makers can get an accurate picture of how much rain fell and where thanks to a new tool.

Using Freese and Nichols Research and Development funding, our team developed the Rainfall Wrangler, which automatically analyzes gauge-adjusted radar rainfall over a specific area and timeframe and creates summary spreadsheets and maps.

Stormwater Engineer Garrett Johnston, PE, CFM, GISP , and GIS Analyst Dan Lindner ...

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Note: We've updated the post with more information from TWDB.

Don’t miss your opportunity to help shape the first Texas State Flood Plan!

The Texas Water Development Board wants your feedback to ensure communities’ flood needs will be met.

TWDB is hosting 14 flood outreach meetings across the state and a webinar during August to get input on the new state and regional flood planning process and the new...

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