Harvey

Although the City of Nederland completed its Hurricane Harvey debris operation on Friday, Nov. 10, the city said in a Jan. 25 statement that officials realize that some Harvey-affected property owners continue to demo their walls and flooring,and that repairs and re-construction are on-going.

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Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush speaks to the Texas House.

The possibility of a federal government shutdown is threatening to delay a long-awaited Hurricane Harvey disaster relief package, state and local leaders told a legislative committee Thursday.

During a Texas House Committee on Urban Affairs hearing in Houston, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said the much-needed federal aid shouldn’t be bogged down by partisan issues.

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Beaumont's FEMA disaster recovery center (DRC) is relocating for the New Year, FEMA officials announced Jan. 29.

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Photo: Stark Foundation

Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center is pleased to announce that it has received a gift in the amount of $10,000 from Chevron Phillips. These funds will support the replacement of vital environmental education materials lost as a result of flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

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The City of Nederland announced Dec. 13 that normal trash pickup schedules have resumed since Harvey.

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Vidor debris

Driving down the interstate through Southeast Texas, travelers may not even realize that only two months ago Hurricane Harvey stopped here and stayed a while, dropping trillions of gallons of rain onto the region and inundating the area. In fact, the freeway itself is relatively clear of debris or other evidence of the massive destruction caused by the storm’s torrential downpour.

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Bevil Oaks residents gathered once again at the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission in Beaumont on Sept. 28, waiting to see their City Council’s decision on construction requirements for rebuilding.

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The City of Beaumont has been working diligently to pick up debris that has been put out for removal following Hurricane Harvey as quickly and safely as possible, the city said in a release.

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Debris litters Pinewood street | Photo: Eleanor Skelton
Photo: City of Beaumont

The City of Beaumont is beginning the second pass for Harvey debris removal in neighborhoods, the city said in a release Sept. 29. Nederland's first pass to collect debris from local businesses starting Sept. 29.

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The city of Bevil Oaks opened its public meeting at the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission on Eastex Freeway in Beaumont with a prayer that they would “conduct business in a sensible and manageable way” to be “fair to all in the community.”

The last meeting Sept. 19 had ended in citizens screaming at their officials and overrunning the three minutes allowed for individual comments.

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