Posted on · The House Appropriations Committee did not grant a $100 million funding request made by U.S. Rep. Randy Weber of Galveston, but Congress could still allocate money this year to the long-planned storm surge suppression system. How soon the project secures federal funding will determine how quickly work can begin.
Posted on · A longstanding plan for a storm surge suppression system between Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula, commonly called the 'Ike Dike,' is awaiting federal funding. Once that happens, work on the $34 billion project can get underway.
Posted on · Average sea levels along the United States' Gulf and Southeast coasts have been by about half an inch per year since 2010, about three times more than the global average, according to recent studies published in Nature Communications and Journal of Climate.
Posted on · On Friday's show: Legislation to protect Texas from storm surge moves forward in the U.S. Senate, Huma Abedin discusses her new memoir ahead of an event in Houston, and we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.
Posted on · Also known as the "Ike Dike," plans to build a coastal storm barrier have been in the works since Hurricane Ike devastated Galveston in 2008. Now, the project is taking another step forward.
Posted on · The hurricane is expected to grow to a Category 4, landing east of Galveston. But a last-minute turn could be devastating.
Posted on · On Monday's show: Recapping protests over the weekend following the death of Houston native George Floyd, how COVID-19 is affecting the county's public health system, and Houston's risk for storm surge.
Posted on · The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Texas General Land Office are looking for ways to protect Galveston and other communities along the Texas coast.
Posted on · The Army Corps of Engineers has allocated nearly $4 billion to the project, which aims to guard Greater Houston against a storm surge from a major hurricane.
Posted on · In Houston alone, more than 284,000 homes are facing some level of risk from storm surge.
Posted on · You're probably familiar with the idea of the so-called "Ike Dike," a proposed barrier to protect the Texas coast from storm surge in events like 2008's Hurricane Ike. The Army Corps of Engineers is currently studying the idea and should have its findings ready by June of 2018. But a recently passed federal law aims […]
Posted on · A public meeting to gather input from Houston-area residents on various hurricane protection plans turned into a mini protest Tuesday with several attendees challenging a levee proposal that would leave some communities around Galveston Bay unprotected.
Posted on · The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District just finished Phase 2 of their storm surge suppression study. Public meetings are scheduled for later this month (March 2016). We learn about the storm surge suppression study from Robert Eckels, former Harris County Judge and president of the GCCPRD. He details what the GCCPRD does and […]
Posted on · A comprehensive study is underway to examine how to best protect Greater Houston from the next big storm. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn about the storm surge suppression study from Robert Eckels, former Harris County Judge and president of the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District. Then, Edel Howlin talks with […]
Posted on · Hurricane season may be over, but preparing for the next big tropical storm is a year-long process. Among the groups engaged in that effort is the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District. The GCCPRD develops plans to help Galveston, Harris, and other area counties to alleviate damage from storms like 2008’s Hurricane Ike. The […]