City of Port Aransas - Hurricane Harvey Disaster Recovery Program
On August of 2017, Hurricane Harvey slammed into the coast of Texas with 130+ mph winds and flooding that caused massive destruction along the coastal bend region of the state. One the communities directly hit by the storm was Port Aransas, a beach town that was left with a decimated infrastructure and many homes and businesses severely damaged. The city has historically served as a fishing, beach, and resort village, with summer populations sometimes swelling to 60,000 or more. Port Aransas is currently implementing a comprehensive long-term recovery planning process to rebuild the community utilizing federal, state, and local recovery resources.
Broaddus & Associates is currently serving as the owner’s representative for the city, which includes coordinating funding and approval processes from sources such as FEMA, Texas GLO, grants, and insurance. After facilitating damage assessments and funding resources, our team is managing the design and construction of new facilities and repair of old ones. This involves oversight of the architect, engineer, and contractor selection and management of each project for overall quality, timeliness, and cost-effectiveness.
The recovery program includes more than 71 total projects, including the following city resources damaged by the storm:
- Police Station Replacement
- Public Safety Complex Replacement
- City Hall
- Multiple City Parks
- Roads, Gas Lines, and Other Infrastructure
- Consolidated Department of Public Works Buildings
- Replaced 3 recreational fishing piers
- Repaired and hardened 2 ship channel bulkheads