Tag: Hurricane Harvey

FAA supports drone assessments for Houston response and recovery

By Thursday morning, August 31, 2017, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had issued 43 unmanned aircraft system authorizations to drone operators supporting the response and recovery for Hurricane Harvey.

USGS responds to Hurricane Harvey

As Tropical Storm Harvey continues to bring historic rainfall to east Texas, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) crews are navigating the floodwaters by truck and boat to make streamflow measurements that will help determine the depth and extent of the catastrophic flooding now underway.

USGS installs storm-tide sensors prior to Harvey’s arrival

Five U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) crews installed around 20 storm-tide sensors along the Texas coastline within the areas between San Luis Pass and Corpus Christi. The equipment will be installed on bridges, piers and other structures that have a good chance of surviving a storm surge during a hurricane.

Many Texas beaches likely to erode, be overwashed, or inundated by Hurricane Harvey

New projections from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) indicate Hurricane Harvey is likely to cause significant beach erosion along the Texas coastline, with water overtopping dunes and in some cases inundating areas.

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