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To better plan and prepare for flooding events, it is important to be aware of available resources.

“It is crucial that Texans understand and respect the power of water. Planning and preparing are the keys to reducing loss of life and property," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wrote in his Texas Flood Awareness Week Proclamation. Read more about it here.

Our stormwater group has compiled the following list of national and...

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Freese and Nichols offices across Texas wore blue to call attention to Flood Awareness Week.

Gov. Greg Abbott set aside May 20-24 as Texas marks the fourth anniversary of the Memorial Day flooding in 2015 and the events of Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

He encouraged people to respect the power of water.

“It is crucial that Texans understand and respect the power of water. Planning and preparing are the keys to reducing...

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By now, it’s the standard joke on social media that if you don’t document an experience, it didn’t happen.

But documentation isn’t something to make light of in the engineering world. Proper record-keeping is crucial, even if it can be time-consuming. It’s important to establish good documentation habits — and to organize records so they’re available when needed.

Who knew that when a project we designed 20-plus years ago required repairs, we...

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Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. In terms of number of lives lost and property damage, flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States. Floods can occur at any time of the year, in any part of the country and at any time of the day or night.

Understanding your risk and having a plan of action in the event of a flood...

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May 20-24 marks Flood Awareness Week in Texas, made official by a proclamation from Gov. Greg Abbott. The Texas Floodplain Management Association worked with the governor for the proclamation, which you can read in full here.

“Flash flooding is the No. 1 cause of weather-related damage, and sadly, Texas often leads the nation in flood-related deaths, many of which are preventable,” the proclamation reads.

According to the National...

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Freese and Nichols has begun a Harris County Flood Control District project whose findings could shape the urban flooding conversation locally and nationally.

Last month, stormwater engineers from across the company mobilized for the first phase of the District’s Modeling, Assessment and Awareness Project, or MAAP next . The team conducted weeklong training in Houston to keep up to date with the latest modeling technology and methodologies.

One...

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It’s no secret that we’ll deal with difficult people throughout our lives and careers.

Working in the architecture/engineering/construction industry, we work with people every day to see our projects to completion, whether it’s clients, stakeholders, the public and our own internal teams. It’s a necessary skill to know how to deal with difficult people, and it isn’t really taught in college.

Stephanie Buckingham, Organizational Development, was recently featured in...

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We're proud to serve as bronze sponsors at the 2019 Association of State Floodplain Managers national conference in Cleveland. Stop by booth No. 106, meet the team and catch our presentations below.

Title: Hands-On HEC-RAS 2D Workshop When: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday, May 20 Presenter: Garret Johnston, PE, GISP, CFM and Jeremy Dixon, PE, CFM Track: Training Workshop (3.5 CECs)

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