Storm warnings: GLO launches hurricane preparedness initiativeStorm warnings: GLO launches hurricane preparedness initiativehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=134152016-06-03T05:00:00Z2016-06-03T16:00:00Z​​AUSTIN – The Texas General Land Office (GLO) has launched a new Hurricane Preparedness & Plann​ing outreach initiative intended to help pool local, state, and federal resources and begin prioritizing efforts to build a resilient Texas coast.

The initiatives webpage includes links to information about five concurrent studies relating to coastal resiliency. The two largest are the Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan and the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Feasibility Study (Corps study).

The master plan is a statewide coastal protection study being conducted by the GLO. Results of this study will be delivered in December and will guide GLO priorities going into the 85th Session of the Texas Legislature.

The Corps study, a joint effort between the GLO and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is one of the largest and most complex studies in the nation and is expected to take up to five years to complete.

Other studies on the webpage are the Storm Surge Suppression Study, the Texas Coastal Resiliency Study, and the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Study.

According to the GLO, Texas has 367 miles of Gulf beaches and more than 3,300 miles of bays and estuaries.

Hurricane season began June 1 and will continue through November.
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