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.
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
“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."
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:.
To learn more about the USACE Galveston Levee Safety Program, visit http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/Missions/LeveeSafetyProgram.aspx.
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Release no. 16-023