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August Meeting Reports
Posted on Aug 3rd, 2016
These reports are a way to let the public know what FOR’s been up to. It’s also a way that someone can determine if there is any way they’d like to get involved in things. Please contact FOR if you are interested. Select Volunteer on the CONTACT US drop-down list.
Valroy Maudlin, Fred Kanter and Tom Ronayne represented FOR at the annual joint Citizens Advisory Panel meeting hosted by the Freeport CAP at The Springs Event Center in Angleton.
Guest speaker, Dr. Jim Blackburn, Rice University's Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) Center, presented maps of storm surges expected from various hurricane scenarios and how different versions of the "Ike Dike" would mitigate inundation and damage. Primary takeaways were that we should expect a storm much worse than Ike in the next 50 years, without structural and natural barriers it will be catastrophic to the upper Texas coast, and we've barely scratched the surface for solving the location, required real estate, engineering and cost issues associated with an "Ike Dike.”
Approximately 50 people attended the regular first-Saturday-of-the-month Breakfat on the Bernard, hosted by Friends of the River SB. This is a casual breakfast meeting to meet and chat about anything of interest, big or little, on the river. Who's who in the crowd was Congressman Randy Weber who signed up as a Trout sponsor for the upcoming Oct 1st fundraiser "Escape to the Tropics––Blue Hawaii".