In March, Alfreda Hamilton returned home to her apartment of 15 years in Central Park Apartments. A year and a half earlier, she was forced out because of water damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.
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Significant steps toward recovery have been made in the two years since Hurricane Harvey made landfall, but the most expensive hurricane to strike Texas is still at the forefront of an annual tour organized by the Insurance Council of Texas.
Hurricane Dorian was traveling westward toward the Bahmas and Florida as a Category 3 hurricane on Friday, according to an update from the National Weather Service.
Two years ago this date, we were preparing for Hurricane Harvey to come ashore. We didn’t know where it would hit or how badly it would destroy our homes, businesses, communities and lives.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has released rules for the use of more than $4.3 billion in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds for mitigation projects, according to a news release from the Texas General Land Office.
Since Hurricane Harvey hit in 2017, the Victoria County Long-Term Recovery Group has received two grants from the American Red Cross to assist with recovery efforts in Victoria County, said Rick Villa, development coordinator for the group.
The National Oceanic Atmospheric Association on Thursday said more hurricanes are likely to form this season than it initially predicted in May.
Roy Gilpatrick, a retired military veteran from Victoria, attended the monthly Victoria County Long-Term Recovery Group meeting Friday to express his appreciation for the help he received from a Lutheran youth group from Round Rock.
Mustang Island State Park will reopen for overnight camping almost two years after storm damage from Hurricane Harvey delayed a project on the campgrounds, according to a Texas Parks and Wildlife news release.
Victoria County is applying to receive $3.5 million in grants to help with drainage and road improvement projects related to damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.
The Victoria County Long-Term Recovery Group will host a neighborhood meeting for Bloomington, Placedo and DaCosta residents still struggling with damages caused by Hurricane Harvey. The come-and-go meeting is 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the Legacy Room at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Bloomington.
Rebuild Texas Fund is doling out another $2.3 million of funding to Harvey recovery projects in the Crossroads on top of the millions the charitable organization has already given to the area.
The Victoria school district will receive a $657,000 grant to repair campus roofs that were damaged by Hurricane Harvey, the district announced Monday.
Members of the state House had a news conference in Rockport on Thursday to discuss the House’s efforts that led to the passage of significant Hurricane Harvey recovery and disaster preparedness legislation in the 86th Legislature.
Community members still struggling to recuperate after Hurricane Harvey are invited to a come-and-go neighborhood meeting at Templo San Juan 3:16 at 304 E. Water St. from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
The National Hurricane Center continues to monitor a broad, low pressure system that is producing widespread but disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the Florida Panhandle and far northeastern Gulf of Mexico.
A disturbance approaching northeast Gulf of Mexico has a 50% chance of developing into a tropical storm within the next five days, according to the National Hurricane Center.
U.S. Rep. Michael Cloud voted against a bill that would release $4.3 billion in funding to better protect Texas from future hurricanes.
The Rebuild Texas Fund has donated more than $250,000 to the region to assist Harvey-affected communities prepare for future hurricanes.
Victoria County plans to hire Rawley McCoy and Associates to help with the architectural work on the county’s latest purchase, an office building that will be transformed into a disaster recovery center.
More than 18 months after Hurricane Harvey devastated Victoria County, new affordable housing is on the horizon.
Less than a year after a school shooting at Santa Fe High School left eight students and two teachers dead, the school district’s police chief is sharing a message for other emergency responders: Recovery after a disaster is often more challenging that the initial response to the disaster itself.
AUSTIN – The Victoria Police Department is supporting legislation to strengthen penalties for looting during a disaster or in an evacuated area, citing the city’s increase in looting after Hurricane Harvey.
The General Land Office’s Homeowner Reimbursement Program will host office hours at the Victoria Community Center from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, and March 21 and 28.
The General Land Office is looking for a location in Victoria for a satellite office for the Homeowner Reimbursement Program. It will not be at the Victoria Public Library as indicated in an online calendar listing and in a story on Page A7 Friday. People needing to apply for the Hurricane H…
In less than a week, the Texas General Land Office will start accepting applications for its Homeowner Reimbursement Program.
Rebuild Texas Fund is committing $1.1 million to build a Victoria County Regional Disaster Response and Recovery Center designed to better prepare the Crossroads for its next disaster.
Retired Army veteran Victor Torres used to sit outside watching his chickens and listening to the horses across the street. The tranquility outside was only interrupted by the occasional sounds of a train.
Officials are concerned that Harvey-affected homeowners aren’t taking advantage of a program to repair and rebuild their property.
Shirley Randle’s front yard is littered with an old baby stroller, Christmas decorations, two end tables and stacks of clothes. Her belongings, accrued over 15 years, are displayed in a desperate yard sale on a December afternoon.
Calhoun County ISD is vying for some of the $1 billion the federal government committed earlier this year to projects that would protect Texans from the next hurricane.
Tristin Gary’s desperate last resort came in the form of a one-room apartment, with just a minifridge, microwave, tiny sink, shower and toilet.
An 82-year-old Yorktown woman wrote a letter to the Victoria County Long-Term Recovery Group after reading in the newspaper about how the group continues to help after Hurricane Harvey.
Although dozens of cars whiz past her every day, sometimes Devan Orsak believes the people around her pretend she doesn’t exist.
More than 322 local families have been helped with more than $1.2 million in assistance through the Victoria County Long-Term Recovery Group.
The Victoria County Long-Term Recovery Group is trying to make sure the state and federal government don’t shortchange Hurricane Harvey survivors in the Crossroads.
BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington High School senior Solomon Reyes stepped in time and kept tempo on his drums as he played for the first time this school year in a familiar yet new place, Bobcat Stadium.
Dwelling on the dangers lurking beneath Florence’s floodwaters isn’t an option for a Victoria native who is assisting in rescue efforts in North Carolina.
Once a hurricane over the central Atlantic Ocean, Isaac has a 20 percent chance of forming into a tropical depression in the next five days, according to the National Hurricane Center.
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