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Debris Removal by the Numbers Bookmark

Arduous, staggering, and monumental have all been used to describe post-Harvey cleanup efforts. In the wake of catastrophic flooding brought on by 30 to 50 inches of rain, many residents are wondering how long they will have to wait before their debris is removed. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t simple. Here’s what residents need to know about debris removal: • Debris removal crews will continue visiting each neighborhood until all debris is removed. In Precinct 4, nearly 11,000 homes flooded with more than 2 feet of water.

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