Weekly Update #10

Weekly Update #10

More than $490.3 million in Public Assistance funding from FEMA for state and local governments has been obligated, and 938 Requests for Public Assistance have been received from jurisdictions.

We are here for you

The State of Texas will work by your side for as long as it takes to help you rebuild critical public infrastructure in your community — roads, bridges, schools and other public facilities — damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Harvey or the flooding that followed.

Through this site for officials from the impacted communities, and along with our response team located in your county, we will:

  • Provide you with current, reliable information.
  • Help you navigate state and federal resources.
  • Give you access to the expertise of our state agencies.

Together, we will rebuild the Gulf Coast region.

Brick by brick. Structure by structure. Community by community. Even stronger than before.

Because we are Texas.

God bless you all.

Gov. Greg Abbott   Commissioner John Sharp

In the Media

Texas seeks $61 billion to ‘future proof’ before next great storm – Associated Press

Texas dedicates $90 million to supplement federal aid for debris cleanup – Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Texas officials to seek billions more for Harvey infrastructure repairs – Houston Chronicle

Credit where Hurricane Harvey recovery credit is due – Corpus Christi Caller-Times

State probes debris removal companies for possibly ‘overpromising and underdelivering’ – Houston Chronicle

Texas attorney general opens investigation into Harvey debris removal companies – The Texas Tribune

State creates mental health task force for Harvey-affected schools – Glen Rose Reporter

Gov. Greg Abbott visits SETX after Hurricane Harvey – KBMT

Gov. Abbott on Hurricane Harvey recovery: ‘We have a need for speed’ – Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Hurricane Harvey affected everyone – The Victoria Advocate

Gov. Greg Abbott to visit Coastal Bend citites – Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Abbott and Texans in Congress request $18.7 billion more in Harvey aid – The Texas Tribune

Laws? We don’t need no stinking laws – if they hamper Texas hurricane recovery – The Dallas Morning News

Rebuild Texas commissioner John Sharp thanks A&M’s ‘selfless service’ during Harvey – KBTX

Video: A conversation with John Sharp, Harvey recovery czar – The Texas Tribune

Governor applauds TxDOT efforts in removal of hurricane debris – Austin American-Statesman

Area officials tell lawmakers of Harvey costs, funding needs – Houston Chronicle

Harvey-stricken communities must file paperwork by Friday – San Antonio Express-News

Governor’s Commission calls on A&M – The Battalion

Governor Abbott meets with state legislators on Harvey response – KBTX

John Sharp, Texas’ new straight-talking recovery czar, charges ahead – Houston Chronicle

Digging out with fewer hands – Austin American-Statesman

George Strait on Rockport, surrounding areas post-Harvey: “We can’t be forgotten.” – Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Sharp leads A&M System in huge Harvey recovery efforts – Houston Chronicle

Disease-carrying mosquitoes threaten residents in Coastal Bend – Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Worried about contaminated water in your well? Texas A&M will test it for free – Houston Chronicle

Citizens, government agencies continue hurricane recovery work – Glen Rose Reporter

Texas General Land Office to lead Harvey housing effort – Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Governor tours Austin FEMA Command Center – FOX 7