Last year, Texas wildfires ravaged more than 4 million acres and nearly 3,000 homes. To prevent such widespread damage again, the Texas Forest Service and Texas A&M University System have launched the Texas Wildfire Assessment Program (TxWRAP).
TxWRAP is a free online tool aimed to help homeowners and city officials plan for and mitigate wildfire risk. The tool identifies threats for particular areas of the state based on landscape characteristics, historical fire occurrence, weather conditions, terrain and potential fire behavior.
“This can and should be a ‘game changer’ for Texans as they learn what their risks are and how to mitigate them,” said Texas Forest Service Director Tom Boggus. “It is a tool that neighbor can pass on to neighbor, making Texas a safer place to live.”
To access the wildfire risk assessment tool, visit www.texaswildfirerisk.com.