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Tag: Hurricane Harvey

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...

Record Rainfall

Figure 1: Section of a map showing rainfall totals in southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana from Aug. 25 through Sept. 1, 2017, resulting from...

U.S. DOT announces $277.5 million for hurricane-damaged transit systems

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) allocated $277.5 million in Emergency Relief funding for public transportation systems damaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

HCFCD begins drive on hurricane repair program

Surveyors for the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) fanned out across Harris County’s 22 watersheds, part of a major push to repair more than $84 million in bayou and drainage channel damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.
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