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.
The new monthly newsletter includes relevant and timely information, tips and resources related to hurricane recovery.
The Task Force will work to develop a list of tiered supports and resources that can be used by school leaders to address the mental health needs of affected staff, students and families
“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.”
This trip was the third of a three-day, 16-city tour of Hurricane impacted areas of Texas. Also joining the Governor on his visits was Commission to Rebuild Texas Commissioner John Sharp.
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
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
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
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