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Galveston County the Daily News (Newspaper) - September 2, 2017, Galveston, TexasSaturday september 2,2017 a h 87 i 77 a a12 a $1environment mosquitoes expected to Boom in Harvey s aftermath a a9 Galveston s c 0 u n t yla Ilg Henifi Texas oldest newspaper it bushing since 1842 a celebrating 175 \ ears Harvey Galveston count Pew 60 percent of county uninsured for hooding by Marissa Barnett the daily news about 60 percent of Galveston county residents Lack Federal flood insurance Likely the primary payer for property owners swamped by Hurricane Harvey. Nearly 58,000 county households have policies with the National flood insurance program a program administered by the Federal emergency management Agency. That s about 40 percent of households said Laura Lightbody project director for flood preparedness at the Pew charitable trusts. Pew did t have City to City information readily available but Many of those policyholders live on the Island rather than the Mainland Lightbody said. Its obvious but homeowners with flood insurance Are More Likely to recover costs from damage she said. Still the Federal emergency management Agency does have individual assistance programs even for the uninsured Lightbody said. A the people that have flood insurance Are starting their recover off on a better foot a Lightbody said. A the program is designed to support people who have flood insurance and help them on a path to recovery so those policyholders will receive More financial flood insurance has been in the see insurance a a7 helping hands Kevin m. Cox he daily news volunteers organize supplies at a distribution Point in the Dickinson is Community gym in Dickinson on Friday. Donation centers in flux As generosity overwhelms county by Samantha Ketterer and Valerie Wells the daily news 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. Because of an abundance of contributions Galveston county is transferring its donation distribution Center to Gulf coast interfaith a group that is restarting its Galveston county restore and rebuild coalition. The group last helped the area get on its feet after Hurricane Ike. A we really can to take much More in terms of donations a county spokeswoman Brittany Viegas said. A were now redirecting. We have just so the county last took donations at the mall of foe Mainland and at Carbide Park 410.2 Kevin m. Cox the daily news Vicki Hartzell takes a break from cleaning her town House As trash bags pile up on her Steps after flooding in Friendswood on Friday. The Hartzel Sentire first floor was flooded As Clear Creek overflowed its Banks during tropical storm Harvey. Coming sunday they arrived in Flat bottomed boats and big wheeled trucks to Rescue people they never met. The daily news begins to Tell the Story of uncommon valor among common people during Hurricane Harvey. Thiee county ids further delay Start of classes by Matt beg Rood the daily news 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. Clear Creek and Dickinson school districts both announced they would begin classes sept. 11, after initially setting a sept. 5 tar get officials said. A based on a discussion Writh the Campus principals who talked about the needs of the Community we decided to delay the Start of school a Elaina Polsen spokeswoman for Clear Creek said. The duo was joined by Friendswood Independent school District which w ill resume classes sept. 6, one Day later than expected said Dayna Owen spokeswoman for the District. Area school administrators had warned that further delay s might be possible. Dickinson Friendswood and league City were among the cities hardest hit by massive flooding caused by Harvey torrential rain and Many residents were see donation a a4 see schools a a4bad conditions at Home Send people Back to shelters by Valerie Wells the daily news a league City the population of Hometown heroes Park swelled to 200 people Friday after having dropped to Only 40 evacuees on thursday league City mayor Pat Hallisey a said people had left the shelter to go Home but Damp Walls bad smells and Lack of electricity sent some Back to the air conditioned shelter with hot showers hot food and a Safe place to sleep Hallisey said after the deluge of Hurricane Harvey overflowed creeks and bayous that in turn flooded neighbourhoods spontaneous shelters opened up in Galveston county churches schools and civic centers. Consolidating shelters county judge Mark Henry earlier this week toured the shelters including at Hometown heroes Park looking for a Way to consolidate them and ensure every displaced county resident had a place to stay inside the county. The county opened Walter Hall Park As a storage warehouse for donated goods and supplies. The warehouse Wasny to see shelter �a9 Stuart Villanueva the daily news Sandra Jones left Speaks with Volunteer Jan Tingle at a shelter at Hometown heroes Park in league City on Friday. Index abbya12 lottoa2 markets a5 obits 6 opinion a6 sports b1 to comics Bio-11 a m a a. A a Fri vol. 175, no. 143 6 45485 00100 a 2011 Ftp 6#�� Cutty a a

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