Envirosite provides environmental data to help in Hurricane Harvey recovery
Posted by Mark Cerino September 7, 2017
Free Environmental Data for Hurrican Harvey Impacted Harris County TX
It has been approximately two weeks since Hurricane Harvey made landfall and according to CNN.com, "the amount of pollution continues to increase as the oil and gas industries restart operations, a process that is pollution-intensive and experts are warning that the true amount of pollutants could be significantly larger than what has been reported." In addition, ExxonMobil acknowledged last Tuesday that two of its refineries were damaged thus causing the release of hazardous contaminants into the environment.
As floodwaters recede in Houston and the surrounding areas they are grappling with the potential environmental risks that Hurricane Harvey brought, specifically runoff from the city’s sprawling petroleum and chemical facilities, all which contain a complex number of hazardous compounds.
In order to aid city officials and environmental professionals tasked with assessing the situation, Envirosite has published free data. We have produced 3 maps encompassing the areas hardest impacted by the hurricane and flood waters. The first map the in series depicts Harris County. Users can zoom in to view the following information:
- Flood Zones 100yr/500yr
- Contaminated Sites
- Regulated Sites
Download the Harris County Map
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