Tag: Hurricane Harvey

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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.

FHWA announces $1 billion in emergency relief for road and bridge repairs

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced more than $1 billion in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 32 states, several U.S. territories and Federal Land Management Agencies repair roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and other unexpected events.

JQ Engineering lends volunteers, pro-bono engineering services for post-Harvey needs

With post-Harvey damage still being assessed and prioritized, team members from JQ’s offices throughout Texas stepped up to help.

EPA and TCEQ update status of water systems affected by Harvey

Working together, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) continue to coordinate with local, state and federal officials to address the human health and environmental impacts of Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, especially the water systems in the affected areas.

Fort Worth outranks Dallas for green infrastructure

According to a new study released by Environment Texas, Fort Worth ranks third among the state’s five biggest cities for green infrastructure policies, while Dallas ranks last.

Hurricane Harvey shows need to use more green infrastructure

Hurricane Harvey has shown the need for better stormwater strategies in Texas, and one of the most promising is green infrastructure. Environment Texas and Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance released a new report, Texas Stormwater Scorecard, that ranks the state’s five biggest cities on their support for green infrastructure.

NJII and Maser Consulting employ UAVs for video inspections of Hurricane Harvey aftermath

The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) Defense and Homeland Security Innovation Lab is working with Maser Consulting P.A. in conducting unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) video inspection of cell towers in Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

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