State of Texas Plan for Disaster Recovery: Hurricane Harvey – Round 1
In 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
is currently utilizing a local community survey process that includes public
meetings, requests for information, listening sessions, and written surveys, to
better determine the specific needs for planning studies. The GLO has set up an
email account and is actively inviting communities to submit their planning
needs to add to a comprehensive list of projects. Additionally,
an online survey is
available until Friday, September 14, 2018. Once needs have been gathered from local
communities, the GLO will compile a total list of study needs in the impacted
area. Opportunities for regionalization will be considered, and 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 Texas.
To participate in the survey, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HPYP5TM
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