Moore About Water
As much as we may like to script things in life, history shows us that it’s simply not always possible. Houston experienced three major flooding events in back-to-back years beginning with the Memorial Day flood in May 2015, followed by the historic Tax Day flood in April 2016, and culminating in the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey as it settled on the Gulf Coast in August and September of 2017.
As engineers, our primary goal is to protect public safety. We assess information and evaluate risk in an effort to help clients determine their flooding vulnerabilities. We provide mapping services to officials who are tasked with informing the public of redirecting misguided information. When approaching a project affected by water, we ask ourselves: Is it safe? What do we need to do to secure the site? What do we need to do to figure out the extent of the damage? Once we know the extent of the damage, we can begin to figure out the extent of the repair.
Walter P Moore does not shy away from the opportunity to put boots on the ground and aid in emergency response that helps our clients and our community. For us, it’s not just about flooding or numbers on a computer screen. It’s about providing education, mitigation strategies, and assistance in the face of adversity.