This page provides links to the products generated as part of the Coastal Bend Hurricane Evacuation Study funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the United States Army Corp of Engineers (USACE). As part of this study researchers at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) and the Texas A&M Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center (HRRC) worked with local emergency management and other officials along with other local stakeholders to reevaluate and develop new hurricane evacuation zones and conduct transportation analyses to facilitate their evacuation planning activities. Additionally, to support current and future evacuation, emergency management, hazard mitigation, and recovery planning activities, vulnerability analyses were undertaken and an online web-based GIS planning Atlas for the area was created. 

The following includes links to: 1) The Coastal Bend Hurricane Evacuation Study Planning Atlas, 2) Evacuation Zone Maps in PDF format, 3) Evacuation Zone Maps in Image/jpeg format, 4) Coastal Bend Hurricane Evacuation Study Final reports, and 5) the Texas Planning Atlas Open Data Portal.

The Coastal Bend Hurricane Evacuation Study Planning Atlas

(counties in alphabetical order)

(counties in alphabetical order)

Texas Planning Atlas Open Data Portal

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Page content last updated: November 19, 2021.

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