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How Businesses Can Recover from Harvey Bookmark

Neighbors helping neighbors has become a common theme post Harvey. But for disaster-affected businesses, good help may be harder to find. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 40 percent of disaster-affected businesses never recover. In response, local chambers and businesses are offering assistance to affected businesses. The Lake Houston Area Relief Fund, established by Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM), and organized by Insperity, Somebody Cares Humble, Lake Houston Area Chamber

Amenities Update Bookmark

While damage is still being assessed, estimates show Hurricane Harvey inflicted millions of dollars’ worth of damage to public parks in Precinct 4. Now that recovery is underway, staff are working to restore as many parks as possible, although some of the damage may be visible for months or even years to come. Flood waters buried sections of Mercer Botanic Gardens in several feet of sand and flooded almost all buildings, including the Visitor Center and greenhouses. Many plants either washed away or died from

HCFCD Buyouts Bookmark

Did your home flood? The Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) is currently gauging interest in potential home buyout options for Harris County residents who experienced flooding. HCFCD estimates more than 107,000 residential parcels exist within regulated floodplains. If your home floods often, HCFCD’s voluntary home buyout program may make the most financial sense for you. Many of these homes, built before the city and county imposed land development regulations, exist in areas where flood mitigation