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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District
Story by Sandra Arnold
GALVESTON, Texas (May 5, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District conducted a routine inspection of the Texas City and Vicinity Hurricane Flood Protection Project in February 2016 and identified damage to a small section of the Texas City floodwall.
“Our preliminary assessment indicates that a section of floodwall has moved,” said Scott Leimer, Levee Safety Program manager for the USACE Galveston District. “The movement of the floodwall and adjacent industrial infrastructure and dock has raised concerns on the stability of the area. We are working with Galveston County, the City of Texas City and industrial stakeholders to complete additional analysis of the impacted area and develop interim measures to reduce the risk associated with this section of damaged floodwall.”
Leimer explained that updates will be provided on a regular interval and as additional analysis is completed.
“We're working with the stakeholders to have an interim measure in place as soon as possible,” said Leimer. “The interim measure will allow the system to function as designed and ensure it continues to reduce flood risk to the public."
The USACE Galveston District encourages residents to know the risks associated with living and/or working behind levees and their roles in reducing those risks. Levee inspection ratings are available in the National Levee Database at http://nld.usace.army.mil/egis/f?p=471:1:.
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