In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, debris removal remains a high priority. This video produced by FEMA provides some insights into the process.
In an excerpt of a column that ran earlier this month, Commissioner John Sharp of the Governor’s Commission to Rebuild Texas reveals one of the Commission’s policy recommendations
Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott welcomed Mrs. Melania Trump, First Lady of the United States, and Mrs. Karen Pence, Second Lady of the United States, to the Texas Gulf Coast this week.
Port Aransas Volunteer Fire Department received a fire truck today, donated by the Philomont Volunteer Fire Department from Virginia. The donation was facilitated through the Texas A&M Forest Service Helping Hands Program that allows the transfer of firefighting and rescue equipment and vehicles to volunteer fire departments in need.
Even though the deadline for individuals to register for federal disaster assistance has come and gone, help is still available by phone, on the web or in person.
As recovery continues in communities across the Gulf Coast Region and beyond, the State of Texas continues to work with our federal partners to cut red tape and secure more and faster funding. We are committed to working 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, we will continue to provide you with current, reliable information, to help you navigate state and federal resources and to celebrate milestones achieved.
We encourage you to share information with your community about housing options through TexasRebuilds.com.
We are grateful to serve the people of this state. Together, we will rebuild Texas—even stronger than before.
God bless you all.
Gov. Greg Abbott Commissioner John Sharp
Assistance for Individuals
Thank you for your interest in the Governor’s Commission to Rebuild Texas. Through this website, we provide resources and information to local entities and officials relating to the repair, restoration, and reconstruction of public facilities and infrastructure damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Harvey.
If you are in need of individual assistance, please visit disasterassistance.gov.
For housing-related issues, please visit TexasRebuilds.com.
For other questions and information, visit gov.texas.gov/hurricane.
In the Media
After 3 months, removal of Harvey debris nears end – Houston Chronicle
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
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. 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
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
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