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The public has until Jan. 6, 2020, to comment on Texas’ action plan detailing the use of $4.3 billion for flooding mitigation projects.

The Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced last week the state's action plan detailing the distribution and eligible uses of $4,297,189,000 in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist Texas communities with mitigation projects....

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In late August, Dorian began as a tropical wave. By September 1st, it had rapidly intensified into a Category 5 hurricane and proceeded to sit stationary over the Bahamas wreaking havoc. After about a day or so, Dorian weakened considerably and proceeded northwest to parallel the east coast, starting in Florida. It did not make landfall until reaching North Carolina as a Category 1 on September 6th. The storm’s slower-moving nature allowed several...

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Catch our presentations below at the 2019 TFMA Fall Summit.

Title: Hands-on HEC-RAS 2D Workshop When : 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 Presenters: Garrett Johnston, PE, CFM Holly Ahumada, PE, CFM What: This hands-on workshop will provide an overview of the new capabilities of HEC-RAS 5. For over two decades, the US Army Corps of Engineers’ free HEC-RAS software has been the...

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The Texas General Land Office needs your input to help develop the upcoming Texas Mitigation Action Plan.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded Texas $4.383 billion in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds for mitigation activities related to the 2015 and 2016 floods and Hurricane Harvey. HUD rules detailing Texas’ program and allocation requirements will be published in a Federal Register notice in the coming months....

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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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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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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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