Houston Airports Tested During Hurricane Harvey
September brought the nation’s strongest weather event on record to Texas, affecting thousands of people in Houston. In a four-day period, many areas received more than 40 inches of rain as the system meandered over eastern Texas and adjacent waters, causing catastrophic flooding.
The Houston Airport System went into “emergency mode” to ensure the safety and security of passengers and employees as well as maintain the airport’s infrastructure. The airport’s emergency operations center (EOC) was activated and staffed with essential Tier 1 employees who worked around the clock. All flights were cancelled in and out of the airport and the roadways surrounding the airports were also closed due to water accumulation and ponding.