Tag: Hurricane Harvey

Rebuilding an Underfunded Community in Houston

By Luke Carothers In Fall of 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas and Louisiana to devastating effect.  The storm, and the catastrophic flooding that...

Improving Coastal Facilities Resiliency Systematically

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) shows the way By Ashish D. Patel, PE Following extreme storm events such as Hurricane Harvey, Tropical Storm Imelda, and Hurricane...

Harris County Precinct 3 and LAN Celebrate Grand Opening of Steve Radack Community Center

New Facility Replaces Bear Creek Community Center Damaged During Hurricane Harvey HOUSTON – Harris County Precinct 3 residents will have a new place to congregate...

LAN Strengthens Stormwater Team with Three Senior Hires

HOUSTON – Planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) strengthened its stormwater team with three new senior project managers....

ACEC Texas Awards Gold Medal to LAN for Clear Lake Flood Control Project

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Texas awarded civil engineering firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) a gold medal for its work on the...

Texas Building Code Survey Highlights Need for Mitigation in Hurricane-prone areas

840,000 people in coastal Texas lack protection from residential building codes A detailed review of coastal Texas building codes revealed gaps that could leave homeowners...

Research: ‘Clustering’ Land Buyouts Can Improve Flood Resiliency

A study that analyzes flood loss claims and estimates from over 74,000 properties impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Houston’s Harris County finds that a strategic land buyout approach that prioritizes the purchase of land parcels in “clusters,” as well as proximity to existing open space, is just as cost-effective as the traditional, piecemeal approach.

Urban flooding disrupts economies, public safety, and more, report says

Flooding caused by an increasing number of intense storms is a national challenge and significant source of economic loss, social disruption and housing inequality across the United States, says a new report from Texas A&M University and the University of Maryland.

Flood Protection Infrastructure

The Houston metro area has experienced three, greater-than-100-year floods in the last five years. There is a fine line between disaster generation and disaster...

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