Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on August 26, 2017. The storm, which has inundated parts of the Houston, Texas area with more than 40 inches of rain has caused severe widespread flooding. The storm is now moving into Louisiana and storm surge alerts are in effect along hundreds of miles of coastline from Port Bolivar, Texas to Morgan City, Louisiana.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is actively monitoring Hurricane Harvey and its impacts. The DOT is supporting the State of Texas with recovery and also providing information related to transportation permits, waivers, and other regulations to authorities during this emergency situation.
The following websites provide information and resources about storm response and recovery:
- The Texas Department of Transportation is using its Twitter feeds and Facebook page to deliver storm preparedness, road conditions and evacuation information. TxDot is also providing updates on their website on road conditions and travel advisories.
- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued an Emergency Declaration in the States of Texas and Louisiana.
- The Federal Railroad Administration issued a Declaration of an Emergency Event as related to railroad operations.
- The Federal Aviation Administration continues to handle emergency and relief operations, and is supporting the resumption of commercial service flights.