News – Hurricane Harvey

Jun 12

U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Allocates $500 Million For Texas Projects

The U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers (USACE) has announced more than $509 million in funding for multiple projects in Texas, including flood mit

Jun 8

Governor Greg Abbott Again Extends Disaster Proclamation For Texas Counties Impacted By Hurricane Harvey

Governor Greg Abbott today extended the State Disaster Declaration for Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Jun 6

Governor Abbott Participates In Hurricane Preparedness Briefing With President And Federal Officials

Governor Greg Abbott today joined President Donald Trump, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, FEMA Administrator Brock Long, Cabinet members and Governors from across the country for a video teleconference briefing on hurricane preparedness. Joining Governor Abbott in Austin, TX for the briefing were officials from various state agencies that oversee emergency response.

Jun 1

Commission To Rebuild Texas After Hurricane Harvey Update: Issue 23

Governor Greg Abbott gives top-line information on progress being made by the Commission to Rebuild Texas.

May 7

Governor Abbott Authorizes Harris County Emergency Special Election For Flood-Control Projects

Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter approving a request by the Harris County Commissioners Court to hold an emergency special election for a bond referendum on Saturday, August 25th.

May 1

U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Announces Disaster Recovery Projects For Texas

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has announced an initial list of projects to address high-priority needs in states recently impacted by natural disasters, including several in Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Apr 27

Commission To Rebuild Texas After Hurricane Harvey Update: Issue 22

Governor Greg Abbott gives top-line information on progress being made by the Commission to Rebuild Texas.

Apr 26

Governor Abbott Encourages Mayors And County Judges To Take Advantage Of Available Harvey Relief Funds

Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to Mayors, County Judges and Emergency Management officials in communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey, urging them to take immediate advantage of the $500 million in funds from FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program that are available now.