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As more days pass from when Hurricane Harvey made landfall, residents around Galveston County are finding themselves in different stages of their personal recovery. Some are already working on repairing homes and interrupted lives.

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The Salvation Army of Galveston County is operating solo relief efforts after pulling out of a partnership with local entities and the American Red Cross, officials said.

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Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath, in a letter released Sept. 12, said he was working on a plan to financially help districts facing a decline in student population or property values because of Hurricane Harvey.

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Most business leaders and experts agree that Hurricane Harvey will cause an economic downturn in the short term, partly offset by recovery and rebuilding.

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An estimated 20,000 homes in Galveston County were flooded during Hurricane Harvey, scattering families and children to hotels, shelters and temporary housing in the county and elsewhere.

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A group of philanthropic organizations has reformed the Galveston County Recovery Fund to raise and distribute money for Hurricane Harvey relief.

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It is said that history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does mimic itself. The same can be said for tropical cyclones. While each storm is unique, there are enough commonalities that we can learn from them.

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Advocates for the construction of a coastal barrier system say they don't believe Hurricane Harvey's flooding rains will dampen support for measures that are meant to protect from other types of hurricane damage.

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The omission has angered many people in Galveston who rent their homes out to short term guests, especially as approved hotels in the county have reported spots for the program filling up fast.

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Hurricane Harvey has caused a run on short-term rental properties and delays in many sales transactions, but area Realtors are optimistic the market will stabilize in longer term.

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Although area gas stations are receiving fuel shipments and several city officials have said they’re less concerned about Hurricane Harvey-related shortages, the price of filling up has risen an average of 27 cents a gallon across the nation in the past week, industry observers say.

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Cooler and drier conditions have been a welcome balm for those recovering from the ravages of Hurricane Harvey. Even better, despite three active hurricanes in the Tropical Atlantic Basin, none are expected to threaten the local area in any significant manner. A high pressure ridge building …

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While many Galveston County contractors are already overwhelmed by the number of jobs created by flooding from Hurricane Harvey, they say there’s not yet a shortage of building materials. But that soon could change, they warn.

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The Galveston County Health District is offering free tetanus shots for people who haven’t received the vaccine in the past 10 years.

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An evolving weather pattern with an upper-level high pressure ridge to our west and a deepening low pressure trough moving into the Great Lakes and Midwest and eastern third of the country this week will play a very important role in our weather both locally and over the U.S.

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Parents across Galveston County returning to work after Hurricane Harvey are coming up with last-minute plans for their children because several area school districts pushed back the start of classes.

  • By JOHN WAYNE FERGUSON and MATT DEGROOD The Daily News
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Local governments are asking residents to hold tight and place their Hurricane Harvey storm debris on curbs as they work out details about picking up the trash in a way that will be reimbursed by the federal government.

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Galveston County leaders are asking federal emergency officials for a housing program that allows contractors to make damaged houses livable in a shorter amount of time.

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About 15 refineries were still offline or at reduced capacity Saturday because of Hurricane Harvey, reducing the amount of gasoline being processed by about 2 million barrels a day and leaving some fueling stations around the county and nation on empty.

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Three Galveston County school districts joined a growing list in the area to further delay the start of classes as officials began assessing damage to facilities.

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  • By SAMANTHA KETTERER and VALERIE WELLS The Daily News
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An onslaught of donations has overwhelmed many shelters in the county, causing a flurry of donation center openings, closings and moves since Hurricane Harvey began wreaking havoc a week ago.

  • By MARISSA BARNETT, SAMANTHA KETTERER and VALERIE WELLS The Daily News
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On paper, the elected leaders of four Galveston County cities met Thursday to consider pro forma extensions of disaster declarations needed to ensure a place in line for federal aid money.

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Residents in much of Galveston County today will receive checks from different federal programs, including the Social Security Administration, U.S. Postal Service officials announced Thursday.

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Gas station operators across the county continued to report fuel shortages Thursday related to Hurricane Harvey and island officials urged residents to conserve fuel because the problem might remain for some time.

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One of the two people who died in a Harvey-related car accident near Jasper on Tuesday night worked for state Rep. Wayne Faircloth, at his Dickinson insurance office.

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As the sun came out and floodwater began receding Wednesday in Galveston County, area school administrators worried that displaced employees and flood damage would further delay the start of classes.

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Grocery stores and restaurants on the island and mainland Wednesday were having minor issues receiving products, but most were confident distribution and inventory would soon be back to normal. Fuel at gas stations, however, was another matter.

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Bolivar Peninsula residents are being asked to conserve water immediately, because of damage caused to the Chambers County plant that supplies fresh water to the area.

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After taking a last shot at Galveston County, dumping more than 7 inches of rain over parts of the island, Tropical Storm Harvey started to move on from the Galveston County on Tuesday afternoon. And it was picking up speed as it went.

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Mail service has been suspended for many in the area through today as the U.S. Postal Service works out how to deliver mail in flooding caused by Tropical Storm Harvey, officials said.

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There are three steps to filing a flood claim with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, officials said.