Texas


Severe Weather, March 2016: Rapid Event Summary

Flash flooding across most of Louisiana along with parts of Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. I-10 at Louisiana-Texas state line reopens after 60 hour closure.   6 fatalities reported and 2 people missing  Over 5,000 people rescued from flood waters including swift water rescues Estimated 18,000 homes suffer some degree of flood damage, consisting of 11,000 in Louisiana,…


Review of NOLA.com Hurricane Hotel Tracker @neworleanstech

By the time I finally reached friends in Memphis, 2 weeks after Hurricane Katrina, as Rita bore down on Louisiana, over 3 million people had landed in or passed through the city. 4 states worth of evacuees had flat worn out basic services and hotel rooms were fast and furious or non-existent.  This is why…


USDA Officially Announces Sign-Up Date for Farmer and Rancher Disaster Assistance Programs

As we here at DisasterMap.net work to cover Disaster in all its manifestations across the U.S., I ran across this article in the Amarillo Globe-News: “Feedlots prepare for disaster”. In it, author Kevin Welch points out that 70% of Texas’ beef is grown on the High Plains. “After 18 months and $1.4 million, planners have completed…