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  • A building built on steel footings ready for hurricane force winds.
    Information icon The rebuilt Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge visitor's center built to withstand future storms.

    Service facilities built to withstand nature’s worst

    November 9, 2017 | 5 minute read

    Hurricanes are never welcome, but they can prompt changes in buildings to make them better, stronger, and more capable of handling high water and even higher winds.  Learn more...

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  • A street map of Orange, Tx.
    Information icon A portion of the map of Orange, Texas, which was hit hard by Hurricane Harvey. Map by Josh O’Connor, USFWS.

    Fish and Wildlife Service responders add technology to aid Hurricane Harvey response, bolster safety

    September 2, 2017 | 3 minute read

    Josh O’Connor, a fire specialist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Department of the Interior, wanted to help search-and-rescue teams in five Texas counties that were in Hurricane Harvey’s devastating path. He had a powerful piece of technology that he had used to aid in fighting wildland fires that he believed could be adapted to help Texas emergency management responders speed their response activities and do it safely.  Read the full story...

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