State of Texas Plan for Disaster Recovery: Hurricane Harvey – Round 1
addition to enhancing the state's Disaster Recovery and Response Plan, the GLO
has committed to the purposes of planning in the areas that received a
presidential disaster declaration resulting from Hurricane Harvey, and the
completion of some of the projects identified as a result of the studies.
Because of the vast nature of the current disaster and the recurring nature of
disasters in the region, the GLO will concentrate on regional approaches, in
addition to specific local solutions, to promote sound long-term recovery. To
provide an efficient and effective method of selecting and executing planning
studies following Hurricane Harvey, the GLO will work with Texas universities
and vendors to conduct studies with CDBG-DR funds. The GLO utilized a local
community survey process that included public meetings, requests for
information, listening sessions, and written surveys, to better determine the
specific needs for planning studies. From Saturday, July 14 to Friday,
September 14, 2018, an online survey was available for elected officials
representing areas that received a presidential disaster declaration from
Hurricane Harvey to submit their planning needs. The GLO is currently in the
process of compiling a list of study needs in the impacted area. Opportunities
for regionalization will be considered, and through a formal RFP process, the
GLO will work with the Texas universities and vendors to identify qualified
experts for specific tasks identified. This process and the availability of
planning funds will standardize methods through regional coordination and
planning at a level that has not yet been achieved through CDBG-DR funds in
MAP: 2017 Harvey Map - Most Impacted Assessment
DATA: Public MOVES Viewer
- Note: The new REST services are linked to the Information ("i") tab in the imagery viewer, allowing users running GIS software to connect to the data sets directly using their desktop GIS displays to interact with their own data collections while accessing the data.
- Online Hurricane Harvey Data for RFP Applicants (Explanation)
Through CDBG-DR fund administration, the GLO continues to work with communities to conduct local planning efforts following disasters. These important studies, ranging from drainage to economic development, have allowed communities to make informed decisions throughout the long-term recovery process and better prepare for future disasters. The GLO is committed to working with impacted communities to ensure that we collectively rebuild our state smarter and more resilient.
The GLO has conducted many large-scale studies in disaster-impacted areas to assist communities in their planning efforts. These studies have largely covered infrastructure needs, including the Texas Coastal Infrastructure Study and the Storm Surge Suppression Study. These studies, along with additional studies conducted by the GLO's Coastal Protection Division, have provided an advanced approach to recovery that will better mitigate future disaster damages.
The GLO is utilizing Hurricanes Dolly and Ike grant funding to pay for three substantial planning studies.
Examples of Regional Planning Studies:
Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District (GCCPRD)
Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) Colonia Drainage Study
Texas Coastal Resiliency Study