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TxDOT Removes More Than 10 Million Cubic Feet of Debris

TxDOT Removes More Than 10 Million Cubic Feet of Debris

The Texas Department of Transportation has collected more than 10 million cubic feet of debris – or the equivalent of about 186 football fields – in the four districts most impacted by Hurricane Harvey since landfall Aug. 25.

Weekly Update #5

Weekly Update #5

“In visiting this week with many of our smaller communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey, I am heartened by the progress being made. Texans remain resolute and united. Schools and businesses are reopening.”

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

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

Gov. Abbott expects three more federal disaster aid bills this year – Austin American-Statesman

George P. Bush to lead housing recovery efforts after Harvey – Houston Chronicle

Abbott vows to help Harvey-impacted communities with new website – KXAN

Gov. Abbott announces website to aid in Harvey rebuilding effort – KCBD