Hurricane Harvey
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Flood waters crest during Hurricane Harvey. Credit: USFWS.Flood waters crest during Hurricane Harvey. Credit: USFWS.

Latest Update

October 18,.2017

Hurricane Harvey came ashore as a Category 4 storm on August 25, 2017 on the Gulf Coast of Texas.  Numerous U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lands and facilities were impacted by the storm and the unprecedented rainfall that followed.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continues to work with partners to create a more resilient coast for wildlife and people.

A radio collared ocelot captured by a camera trap. Photo: USFWS. A radio collared ocelot captured by a camera trap. Photo: USFWS.
Endangered Species Escape Direct Harm from Hurricane Harvey

September 8, 2017
During and after the hurricane, we received many questions from people concerned about Harvey’s toll on endangered wildlife. We wanted to pass along some good news for a few species of concern that made it through. Three endangered species on the Texas Gulf Coast were in the right place at the right time to avoid the wrath of Hurricane Harvey.

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Texas counties impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Fish and Wildlife Service Responders Add Technology to Aid Hurricane Harvey Response, Bolster Safety

September 2, 2017
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.

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Last updated: August 1, 2018