The following are programs managed by H-GAC that could provide useful to the region during the recovery process:
Post-Harvey Aerial Imagery
The H-GAC Data Services department captured post-event aerial orthoimagery following the passing of Hurricane Harvey through the Houston-Galveston region. Acquisition flights took place on clear weather days the week following the storm and resulted in 10,322 sq. miles of post-event aerial imagery in both true-color (RGB) and color-infrared (CIR) spanning nine counties of the H-GAC region.
Visit the Post-Harvey Aerial Imagery page for more information.
To see a comparison of this imagery versus older imagery without flooding, you can view the Post-Harvey Flooding Comparison: 2017 and 2016 mapping application.
Regional Flood Information App
H-GAC's Regional Flood Information App is an interactive GIS tool providing information on neighborhoods and populations vulnerable to potential flooding and hazards. It consolidates data from various federal and local agencies relevant to recent flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in the 13-county H-GAC region. The application includes:
- H-GAC and NOAA’s Post-Harvey Aerial Imagery
- FEMA’s Harvey related Individual and Housing Assistance data by zip code
- Live Stream Gauges data from NOAA and USGS
- FEMA National Flood Hazard data
- FEMA Critical Facilities data
- Other Hurricane Harvey related data
Users can get more information about the application and how to use it by accessing the user guide, available by clicking the "information" icon in the application.
For more information, contact us at CEGIS@h-gac.com.
HGACBuy Disaster Debris Clearance and Removal Services
HGACBuy offers cooperative purchasing solutions for local governments and non-profit organizations. Two services lines that can be useful for communities in the aftermath of Harvey include:
Disaster Debris Clearance and Removal Services and All Hazards Preparedness, Planning, Consulting and Recovery Services.
Disaster Debris Resources
H-GAC offers disaster debris videos and flyers for local governments. YouTube videos highlight the proper way for residents to handle debris after disasters. Companion flyers are available. Both are available in English and Spanish and can be distributed to residents via web and social media channels.
Workforce Solutions has prepared a Hurricane Harvey Recovery Updates page listing available resources related to employment and wage claims.
Area Agency on Aging
The Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging has created a Disaster Relief Guide to assist Older Texans and those living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and a guide to replacing items lost due to flooding.