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Debris Removal Hotline Still Active Bookmark

Debris Removal Hotline Still Active
Precinct 4 continues to make progress on debris removal for the nearly 11,000 homes that flooded across the precinct. With the first of three passes complete, debris removal crews are now beginning their second pass in Precinct 4’s flood-affected areas. Although crews required three weeks to clean up after the Tax Day Floods last year, Precinct 4 and its partners are now removing the same amount of debris in two days. To date, crews have removed nearly 500,000 cubic yards of debris from Precinct 4 neighborhoods.

Harris County Animal Shelter Urgently Seeks ‘Harvey Heroes’ for Animals Bookmark

More than one month after Harvey, Harris County Animal Shelter at Veterinary Public Health (VPH) still needs to find homes for 1,000 displaced animals. Because of the high number of pets lost during the storm, VPH temporarily increased the stray hold window for animals from 72 hours to 30 days to allow ample time for an owner to reclaim their pet. Now that the stray hold period is up, VPH is urging the community to adopt or foster unclaimed animals. To foster or adopt an animal, visit www.countypets.com.

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