Hurricane Harvey: Historic Flooding and Lessons Learned

Date: March 13, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Note change to the second Tuesday of each month going forward)
Location: United Way (50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77007)

NWS Hurricane Harvey August 26 2017 5AM Rain Flood Forecast



Hurricane Harvey's rainfall has become one of the most exceptional rainfall events ever recorded in US history and resulted in catastrophic flooding across Harris County and the City of Houston. The presentation will focus on the historical context of Harvey's rainfall, the record flood levels on the many creeks and bayous in Harris County, the damage and deaths from the flooding as well as lessons learned.

About our Speaker:

Jeff Lindner, Director, Hydrologic Operations Division/Meteorologist, Harris County Flood Control District

Joining the Harris County Flood Control District in 2004 as the District’s first meteorologist is one of many precedents set by Jeff Lindner. In his primary role as Director of the District’s Hydrologic Operations Division, Jeff implements regular communication with the National Weather Service and the Harris County Office of Emergency Management (HCOEM) during times of flooding while monitoring 154 rainfall and stage gages and collecting data at over 400 bridges located on many of Harris County’s 2,500 miles of channel. In addition he oversees the operation of the Harris County Flood Warning System, the Discharge and Rating Curve Program, and is currently developing a real time flood forecast system. Jeff has developed multiple presentations and preparedness materials on hurricane impacts, flooding, and drought and how to prepare and respond to these weather episodes.

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology from Texas A&M University. He is a member of the national and local chapters of the American Meteorological Society and of the Texas Gulf Coast Emergency Managers Association, the National Hydrological Warning Council, Texas Flash Flood Coalition, and ALERT Users Group.

Jeff Lindner HCFCD Meterologist

• ACP South Texas members in good standing and first-time guests: Free
• Returning guests and non-members: $20

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Meeting Space Sponsors:

unitedway      Synchronet       Texas Children's Hospital


Refreshment Sponsors:
MIR3        stormgeo


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StormGeo's Free Hurricane Lunch & Learn

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StormGeo is proud to be a partner with the Association of Continuity Professionals and would like to extend an invitation to our Hurricane Lunch & Learns (or “Roadshow” as we like to call it) this April with expert speakers like Hurricane Expert Meteorologist Chris Hebert and StormGeo's Business Continuity Manager Ed Schlichtenmyer, past President of the South Texas Chapter of the Association of Continuity Planners. The agenda for this will be as follows:

· Discuss the 2017 Tropical season in Review
· Give the StormGeo 2018 Tropical Long range Outlook
· Discuss new products for the 2018 season
· Give our partners a chance to tell their 2017 Lessons learned

This will be a 8-city tour on the following cities/dates:

Location Date Venue Address
Houston April 4th Del Frisco's Steakhouse 5061 Westheimer Rd, Ste. 8060
Miami/Ft. Lauderdale April 9th Morton's The Steakhouse 500 E. Broward Blvd, Ste. 127
Orlando April 11th Morton's The Steakhouse 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd, Ste. 132
Jacksonville April 13th Morton's The Steakhouse 225 E. Coastline Dr.
Corpus Christi April 17th Texas State Aquarium 2710 N. Shoreline Blvd.
New Orleans April 19th Morton's The Steakhouse 365 Canal Street
Washington DC April 25th Morton's The Steakhouse 1050 Connecticut Ave. NW
New York City April 26th Blue Water Grill 31 Union Square W.


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