Using GIS for Emergency Evacuation Plans in Wichita Falls

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Scott Hubley

Stormwater Engineer

The City of Wichita Falls developed emergency evacuation plans for Memorial Day rains, with the help of Freese and Nichols. The weather service was projecting a potential flood of record for the Wichita River.

Within a matter of hours, we developed flood maps that they could use for emergency management operations, sending GIS files for floodplain delineations of a variety of flood stages corresponding to the potential flood stages. The City pulled the maps up on the screen at the emergency operations center and went to work making their emergency evacuation plans.

“From this modeling we were able to understand the areas that were going to be affected by potential flooding and to formulate a plan,” Russell Schreiber with Wichita Falls said. 

Learn more about how we’ve helped our clients and their communities with stormwater planning, funding and drainage improvements. Contact Scott Hubley with questions about preparing your infrastructure for future weather events.

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Scott Hubley, P.E., CFM, is a Stormwater Project Manager in Fort Worth.