By profession, I am a Professional Engineer and Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) and have spent the past 12 years in the Hydrology and Hydraulics (H&H) field with a specialization on flood control and floodplain management.
In Texas, the past 3 to 4 years have been an extremely active period with historic and record setting flooding. Although the majority of my experience is design and construction, I have become more involved in flood response and working with the public on flood preparation and recovery, especially during Hurricane Harvey.
The general theme associated with every public engagement I experience is a lack of understanding on floodplain management and their true risk of flooding. In most cases, their lack of understanding is not the fault of the specific person or group, but a general set of common resources available. The purpose of this site is to be a resource for not only “standard” information, but hopefully be a real-time resource to the public. The “standard” information will be applicable to everyone across the country, but due to limited resources and time, my real-time resources will be primarily related to the State of Texas and the Greater Houston Area.