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The National Weather Service predicts a wetter-than-usual winter for the South and Southeastern United States. Coming on top of a string of stormy, soggy months that inundated communities from Central Texas to the Carolina coast, that forecast indicates that we should stay prepared for the potential of more flooding in coming months.

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In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey’s inundation of Houston in August 2017, Freese and Nichols quickly put boots on the ground to help the Harris County Flood Control District assess the extent of flood damage to the 2,500 miles of channels across the county and estimate the costs of repairs.

However, this was only the beginning of the post...

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We are pleased to welcome our new Stormwater hires, Ed Dickson and Jim Keith, who will bolster our ability to support a variety of municipalities, water districts and complex projects.

Ed, who is based in our new Charlotte office, is a water resources and stormwater engineer and nationally recognized for his floodplain mapping work. His specialization is in watershed-based H&H analysis, mapping and reviews...

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Please join me in welcoming Jim Keith as our new Stormwater manager in Dallas.

Jim brings a wealth of technical leadership skills and in-depth expertise in water resources planning and design projects.

A well-respected leader with almost two decades of technical and managerial experience, Jim has national-level proficiency in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) programs, which will bolster our ability to support a variety of North Texas municipalities and water...

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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.

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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 can help you protect yourself, your loved ones, and your home.

Review our flood...

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This article is the first in our blog series on HEC-RAS modeling. Be sure to check back for subsequent series articles.

Background

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regulates development within the 100-year floodplain by administrating the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Communities that participate in the NFIP must prevent excessive development within the floodplain that could cause increases in potential flood damage. FEMA also does not allow development to occur within the floodway, which has a maximum allowable surcharge of...

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FEMA announced that a fillable version of the 2015 Elevation Certificate (FEMA Form 086-0-33) is now available on its website at ...

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