Hurricane Season

Ensuring our coastal infrastructure is resilient and robust is crucial to preventing the next devastating storm and I will continue fighting to ensure our state is prepared to weather future storms. 
Recent severe weather events serve as a reminder that we must take all necessary steps to prepare for the next natural disaster. Taking common sense steps to protect our households and communities is critical to saving lives...
As this hurricane season begins, I am proud to join Sen. Tillis on this crucial legislation to expedite the disaster recovery process and break through bureaucratic barriers that often hold back communities in the wake of...
I recently sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps Galveston District Commander, Col. Timothy Vail, requesting an extension of the comment period for the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study Interim Feasibility Report...
In the midst of hurricane season and with Hurricane Laura still fresh on Texans’ minds, the time is right to move forward with this project. 
Following Hurricane Laura last month, I authored the following op-ed in the Beaumont Enterprise on my successful efforts to secure federal funding for coastal protection projects along Texas’ Gulf Coast. 
Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday the impact of Hurricane Laura “could’ve been much worse,” noting that storm surge was much less severe than projected.
The Addicks and Barker dams have been strengthened, but they’re still designed to release water if the reservoirs behind them fill to capacity
Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday he was adding 36 more counties to his state disaster declaration as Hurricane Laura approached the Texas coast. Fifty-nine of Texas' 254 counties are now under the disaster declaration.
It’s expected to continue intensifying on a path to hit the U.S. coastline late Wednesday or early Thursday as a major Category 3 hurricane capable of “devastating” damage.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says the state has placed rescue teams and resources in the Houston area and along the Texas Gulf Coast.
A fearsome Hurricane Ida has left scores of coastal Louisiana residents trapped by floodwaters, while making a shambles of the electrical grid across a wide swath of the state in the sweltering, late-summer heat.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Texas General Land Office on Friday released the second draft of its massive, multibillion-dollar project to protect the Texas Gulf Coast from hurricanes and storm surge.
Hurricane Laura
U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and I wrote President Trump in support of Gov. Abbott's request for a federal major disaster declaration following Hurricanes Laura and Hanna in Texas.
My bipartisan bill would protect communities like Galveston and Port Arthur from losing out on federal transportation dollars solely because the U.S. Census count occurs during hurricane season.
The consistent report I've gotten from the governor, I've gotten from local officials and state officials is the responsiveness of the administration throughout this hurricane has been extraordinary.
Every time we face a disaster or even a disaster somewhat averted, I'm inspired to see how Texans step up and help each other. How Texans help their neighbors. Help them out of harm's way. Help clean up the mess. And help...
Hurricane Laura is a serious storm. It's expected to move quickly as a Category 4 storm. Forecasters are expecting high winds, especially in East Texas, and a storm surge of at least 10 feet in some areas which could result...
Hurricane Harvey
In the three years since Hurricane Harvey's devastating landfall, the Texas gulf communities have made tremendous strides on the road to recovery. Today, I recognized the progress that has been made and the work that remains...
“Don’t wait until the skies are gray. Begin to think about what to do to survive right now.”



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