Vulnerability Assessment for Hood County, TX
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Looking forward, we mapped the 100-year and 500-year floodplains in the County. A 100-year floodplain indicates areas that have a 1% chance each year of flooding. The majority of the floodplain follows the Brazos River, as would be expected, and its small tributaries and creeks. This floodplain does flow through the historic area of downtown Granbury and along the Lake. We also mapped potential sources of technological disaster or spills including known Superfund sites (areas the EPA has identified in need of hazardous waste clean-up) and areas that host tanks or can have spills of toxic substances. There are two Superfund sites, one in downtown Granbury along the River and one to the north-east of town.
DescriptionOne year after the Tornado of 2013, Hood County is now among the recovery and mitigation stages of the four-stage disaster cycle. In the Fall of 2014, fourteen Master’s of Urban Planning students at Texas A&M University created this assessment report as part of the graduate course “Disaster Recovery and Hazard Mitigation” instructed by Yu Xiao, Ph.D., AICP. The purpose of this assessment is to understand the potential threats for Hood County that will support the County to improve post-disaster mitigation and planning.
Aldalbahi, Faisal; Cousins, Tiffany; Franks, Kristie; Hamidah, Nur; Herring, Kalen; Kirimli, Ridvan; Rojas, Ricardo J. Maga; McCharen, Robert; Paiz-Tabash, William; Phillips, Ellen; Thapa, Jeewasmi; Wallick, Andrew; Yan, Wenqian; Zhang, Yixun (2015). Vulnerability Assessment for Hood County, TX. Texas A&M University. Available electronically from
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