Debris in the bays, rivers, bayous and gulf:

GLO Responsibility:

Texas Natural Resources Code §51.3021 authorizes the Commissioner to the remove and dispose of a facility or structure on land owned by the state if the commissioner finds the facility or structure to be an imminent and unreasonable threat to public health, safety, or welfare.  This applies to most tidally influenced areas, but not excavated areas or port areas.  Commissioner Bush has directed the GLO to remove hazardous debris resulting from Harvey from state owned submerged land.  Please be aware this will not happen immediately, but may take several months.

Ways to help:

Beach Debris:

GLO Responsibility:

Texas Natural Resources Code §61.067 states that the GLO shall remove and dispose of debris on public beaches in areas where a disaster has been declared. This does not apply to beaches that are not accessible by public road or public ferry, such as West Matagorda Peninsula.  Commissioner Bush has directed the GLO to remove the hazardous debris from the public beaches from Mustang Island to the Sabine River.

Ways to help:

Harvey Damage Pics

Please submit images of damage related to Hurricane Harvey at www.harveydamagepics.com.