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Eighteen months after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas Gulf Coast , recovery efforts and flood management projects continue as the region improves its resiliency for future events. Although unprecedented, Houston's catastrophic flooding from Harvey was not without foreshadowing. Tax Day 2016, Memorial Day 2015 and other storms had caused similar flooding across portions of the Greater Houston Area.

Hurricane Harvey was an unprecedented storm, resulting in $125 billion in...

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In response to the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, as well as six other federally-declared flood emergencies in the state since 2015, the Texas House Committee on Natural Resource s was commissioned to evaluate the roles of public entities in flood control and to incorporate recommendations from the Texas Water Development Board ’s State Flood Assessment. The State Flood Assessment identified three pillars of flood management: mapping, planning...

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Freese and Nichols' Kim Patak will present “When Rivers and Infrastructure Collide,” Jan. 23 at the Texas Regional Stormwater Conference in New Braunfels.

Millions of dollars are spent each year repairing America’s infrastructure due to damage from stream erosion. Concepts of fluvial geomorphology, planning and holistic engineering are integrated into the resiliency approach to prevent, protect, respond and recover from problems caused by stream erosion.

This presentation uses real-world examples to outline...

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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.

We should not underestimate the power of rushing water. Most flood-related drownings occur when cars drive into floodwaters or...

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The growing death toll from Hurricane Florence emphasizes that having a flood warning system in place is more important now than ever.

The National Weather Service estimates that floods were the leading cause of weather-related deaths in 2017 — ahead of heat — with 116 lives lost. Floods can occur at any time of the year, in any part of the country and at any time of the day or night....

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On Aug. 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas, as a Category Four hurricane.

The extreme flooding across Houston and other areas of southeast Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey has made it the second most costly natural disaster in U.S. history, behind Hurricane Katrina. In response to the widespread damage and ongoing recovery efforts, the Texas Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) formed a Task Committee...

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This post is a continuation of our Texas Flood Awareness Week series .

May 26 Tip Website Resource: TexasFlood.org

Yesterday, the Texas Water Development Board announced the development and launch of TexasFlood.org , a website serving as a centralized location for flood-related data and information on what to do before, during and after a flooding event.

TexasFlood.org will serve...

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The Texas Floodplain Management Association worked with Gov. Abbott to put out a Proclamation declaring May 23-27 “Flood Awareness Week in Texas.” This week is an ideal time to remind your families, friends and communities about the hazards posed by flooding. It is also valuable to use this opportunity to remind them what they can do to prepare for flooding. Over the course of the week, Freese...

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