"The goal of the GLO is a seamless transition from short-term housing to long-term recovery and community revitalization. If the previous disasters in Texas are any indicator, recovery from Hurricane Harvey will be a long and arduous process. The GLO is committed to working with you and for you throughout this process, revitalizing communities and building back a stronger Texas."
- Commissioner George P. Bush
Aerial photography and satellite imagery of Hurricane Harvey landfall and flood impacts can be accessed through the MOVES public website http://magic.csr.utexas.edu/public/views/. Chrome, Firefox, and other commonly used modern browsers are supported. For navigation assistance, click on the User Guide tab available at the top of the MOVES website.
Hurricanes have a destructive history along our Texas Coast. With 367 miles of Gulf beaches and more than 3,300 miles of bays and estuaries, Texas has one of the longest coastlines in the country.
GLO-CDR has been an active partner in long-term recovery projects for Texas communities following Hurricane Ike, Dolly and Rita. To date, the GLO has built or rehabilitated over 10,000 homes, completed over 770 miles of road improvements, constructed numerous emergency shelters, fire stations and vital infrastructure projects to help rebuild Texas stronger and smarter.
In addition, the Texas coast is home to some of the country’s busiest ports and is an economic engine. As the Texas population increases and coastal industries grow, the devastation potential of a hurricane is something the GLO will continue to prepare for. The GLO has prioritized efforts along the coast identifying critical infrastructure assets that are most vulnerable to future storm impacts similar to those experienced during Hurricanes Dolly and Ike. To learn more visit: Texas Coastal Infrastructure Study.
The 2008 Hurricane Season brought two significant storms to the Texas coast. Hurricane Dolly landed on the Southern Coast as a Category 1 Hurricane on July 22, 2008. Winds up to 120 mph and severe flooding resulted in over $1 billion in damage in South Texas. Hurricane Ike landed on the Upper Coast as a Category 2 Hurricane on September 13, 2008. With surges up to 17 feet on Bolivar Peninsula, Ike caused $29.5 billion in property damage and over $140 billion in economic loss, becoming the third most devastating hurricane in U.S. history. Damages were compounded significantly as Hurricane Ike impacted every county that was impacted by Hurricane Rita, and it’s estimated that almost two million people were left without power following the storm. The allocation for Hurricanes Ike and Dolly remains the largest managed by GLO-CDR at just over $3.1 billion.
The 2005 hurricane season was one of the most extreme on record. The Gulf Coast was hit by Hurricane Katrina in August followed by Hurricane Rita that made landfall on the southeast Texas Gulf Coast. Texas was experiencing an influx of Katrina evacuees when Hurricane Rita hit the Texas coast on September 24, 2005. Rita made landfall as a Category III hurricane with sustained winds between 111 and 130mph, leaving extensive damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure. Texas received $503,394,849 in vital CDBG-DR funds. Since 2011, GLO-CDR has worked to administer the CDBG-DR funds providing for long-term recovery projects and housing.