Hurricane Harvey recovery News

6 Small Businesses Share Disaster Recovery Stories

As small business owners in Hawaii and California clean up following Hurricane Lane and wildfires, they’ll find there’s no one formula for recovery. The same disaster can devastate businesses in divergent ways – a hurricane might tear the roof off …

One Year Post-Harvey, Recovery Toughest for the Poor

Shirley Paley’s life before Hurricane Harvey was already a struggle: The 61-year-old former postal worker was raising her 17-year-old autistic grandson while dealing with a workplace injury that left her legally blind, on disability and in need of three cornea …

Survey: 10% of Texans Displaced by Harvey Still Haven’t Gone Home

One year after Hurricane Harvey slammed the Texas coast, 10 percent of the people impacted by the disaster have not been able to return to their homes, according to a report from two nonprofits that surveyed Texans about how the …

Nearly Year After Harvey, Recovery Continues in South Texas Town

Armonie Brown in Refugio, Texas, pauses for a second when asked about Hurricane Harvey. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports Brown saw friends and teammates lose their homes and all their belongings, while the school he went to was heavily damaged …

Houston Arts Groups Working to Recover from Hurricane Harvey

Houston Ballet artistic director Stanton Welch looked flushed as he stood at the edge of the Hobby Center’s Sarofim Hall stage during a break in the company’s annual Jubilee of Dance performance. The Houston Chronicle reports his military-style jacket seemed …

Some Businesses in Dickinson, Texas, Still Recovering from Harvey

Some Dickinson business owners are getting back on their feet — or trying — after flooding from Hurricane Harvey swamped more than 80 shops, restaurants and offices. The Galveston County Daily News reports Keith Lilley, owner of two popular Dickinson …

Texas Hurricane Czar: State Needs $61B from Feds for Harvey Recovery

Texas needs $61-plus billion in federal funding just to rebuild public infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Harvey, as well as to cover projects to prevent future flooding. John Sharp, Texas’ Harvey recovery “czar,” announced that the figure was based on surveys …

‘Future-Proofing’ Texas a Political, Bureaucratic Challenge for Harvey Recovery Czar

The man tasked with overseeing Texas’ Hurricane Harvey rebuilding efforts sees his job as “future-proofing” before the next disaster, but he isn’t empowered on his own to reshape flood-prone Houston or the state’s vulnerable coastline, which has been walloped by …

Harvey Leaves Texans to Clean Up Amid Health and Environmental Dangers

Harvey has moved on from the U.S. Gulf Coast, leaving behind a toxic stew of human sewage, dead cattle, leaking chemical plants, spilled gasoline storage tanks and abandoned pickup trucks. The cleanup will take patience, billions of dollars and fleets …