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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

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

Permit Required to Rebuild Bookmark

Permit Required to Rebuild
Harris County Engineering Department is requesting that unincorporated county residents report their residential flood damage due to the devastation from Hurricane Harvey. Completing this form will help us issue permits and coordinate the debris efforts. Please visit www.eng.hctx.net and click “Flood Recovery”. To repair or rebuild, you need a permit. This is a FEMA requirement to ensure that flood insurance is available to residents of Harris County. Your insurance and/or FEMA will likely require seeing a copy of this permit to complete your claim. If you live within the 100-year floodplain and we could not verify that your house’s slab is above the 100-year floodplain elevation