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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 Resources was commissioned to evaluate the roles of public entities in flood control and to incorporate recommendations from the Texas Water Development Board...

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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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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...

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We’re proud to be presenting at the TFMA Fall Technical Summit. We look forward to connecting with you. 

Title: Hands-On HEC-RAS 2D (For Intermediate 1D Users)
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28
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Several Freese and Nichols offices wore blue to call attention to Texas Flood Awareness Week.

Gov. Greg Abbott set aside May 21-25 as Texas marks the third anniversary of the Memorial Day flooding in 2015 and the events of Hurricane Harvey last year.

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 the loss of life and property,” the proclamation reads.

Read more about the proclamation...

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This week 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.

“As we approach the third anniversary of the tragic flooding of Memorial Day weekend in 2015, and after the catastrophic events of...

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The City of Houston recently updated floodplain regulations after massive flooding and damages occurred throughout Harris County and surrounding areas in recent years. The flood damages have resulted from major rainfall events; Hurricane Harvey (2017), the 2016 Tax Day Flood, and the 2015 Memorial Day Flood. The regulations were updated to better ensure the welfare and safety of the public and to increase the resiliency of communities as they recover and prepare for future rainfall events.

On April 4, the Houston...

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