More resources for individuals and communities
- Learn more about how different states are impacted by this and other types of flooding, and what you can do to help build flood resilience, by downloading the state factsheet.
- Regional Emergency Coordinators (RECs) build relationships with federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officials and healthcare representatives to plan effective federal emergency response, and to facilitate coordinated preparedness and response activities for public health and medical emergencies.
- The Texas Division of Emergency Management provides preparedness and cleanup information.
- Use this interactive map to locate your local stream gauge and subscribe to real-time water level updates.
- The U.S. Geological Survey provides real-time water level conditions across the state of Texas.
- The Texas Water Development Board provides critical information before, during, and after a flood, including river forecasts, evacuation information and road closures, and information on how to apply for assistance.
- Prepare for coastal natural hazards using this Homeowner’s Handbook
More information about the programs in this report
- The Texas Water Science Center of the U.S. Geological Survey works with partners in Texas to monitor, assess, conduct targeted research, and deliver information on a wide range of water resources including streamflow, groundwater, water quality, and water use and availability.
- Texas Sea Grant is a unique partnership that unites the resources of the federal government, the State of Texas and universities across the state to create knowledge, tools, products and services that benefit the economy, the environment and the citizens of Texas.
|Between 2000 and 2018, floods caused $93 billion and hurricanes caused $34 billion in property damages.1||Between 2000 and 2018, 634 people died from floods and flash floods and 58 people died from hurricanes in Texas.1||Flooding is an immediate threat to the US Army’s Fort Hood in Killeen, TX and the US Air Force’s Joint Base San Antonio in San Antonio, TX.2|
|The U.S. Geological Service Water Science Centers fund and conduct water research and monitoring driven by state priorities.
Contact the Texas offices:
Austin, TX: 512-927-3500
Conroe, TX: 936-271-5300
Fort Worth, TX: 817-263-9545
San Antonio, TX: 210-691-9200
The NOAA National Sea Grant College Program supports coastal communities through research and extension programs shaped by local needs.
Contact the main office:
Texas A&M, College Station, TX: 979-845-3854
|The Texas Water Science Center spent
between 2010 and 2019 on Texas’s flood research and education priorities.3
In 2017, Texas Sea Grant reached
31,000 K-12 students
and supported 75 undergraduate and graduate students.4
Prepare your district for floods: ready.gov/floods. Assess your home or office’s flood risk: msc.fema.gov.
Need help now? Contact the Texas Division of Emergency Management: 512-424-2208
- NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Storm Events Database. Available at: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/stormevents/. (Accessed: 14th August 2019)
- US Department of Defense. Report on effects of a changing climate. (2019).
- Raines, T; Texas Water Science Center. Personal communication. (2019).
- Texas Sea Grant. Sea Grant (2018). Available at: https://seagrant.noaa.gov/Program-Locations/TX. (Accessed: 20th August 2019)