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Forecasters are predicting a close to normal hurricane season, which officially kicks off Saturday, June 1, in the United States.

The NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center and Colorado State University ’s hurricane team are both estimating the season will be about average. NOAA predicts a range of 9 to 15 named storms, with four to eight hurricanes and two to four major hurricanes (with winds of 111 mph...

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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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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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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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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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One of the highlights of Freese and Nichols' fifth year in North Carolina was landing its first contract with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).

Under a three-year agreement, Freese and Nichols is available to provide a range of on-call services for NCDOT’s Hydraulics Unit, including:

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As this year’s hurricane season continues to challenge the Gulf and East coasts, officials will encounter multiple difficult decisions, including when or if to evacuate cities and towns before a storm to deploying resources during and afterward.

When Hurricane Florence threatened and then hit the Carolinas in September, Freese and Nichols had a team in place to help guide the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Flood Mitigation Program...

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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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