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Galveston County the Daily News (Newspaper) - September 4, 2017, Galveston, TexasMonday september 4,2017 a a 87 i 78 a a12 a $1sports plus Rosen Urcla overcome 34-Point deficit to top Texas a amp a 45-44 a b1 g a l Vest 0 n county que Satin Nezih Texas oldest newspaper a i Rushing since 1842 a celebrating 175 i uts inside new dangers arise As flood Dean up gets underway a a3i car rental agendas see huge demand after Harvey a a3� family Steps up to help at Hometown heroes shelter a7� our View take Cane not to undersell Galveston either a8harvey Galveston county what next officials asking Fema for shelter at Home program by Samantha Ketterer the daily news Galveston. County Lead. Ers Are asking Federal emergency officials for a housing program that allows contractors to make damaged houses liable in a Shorter amount of time. County judge Mark Henry is working with state representatives to push for the program called sheltering and temporary essential Power or step. The program. Quot which was implemented in new York after superstore Sandy gives contractors a set amount of Money to do Basic repairs such As plumbing and electricity at Homes in ravaged areas. Those fixes Are meant to be enough to get people living Back at Home while they await for assistance from sources such As the Federal Community development Block Grant program state rep. Greg Boi Inen said. A the step program i think is potentially a great option to get people Back in their Homes in an efficient and timely manner a Bonnen said. A instead of being in a hotel or a trailer or some sort of temporary or transitory Type housing they could be in their own Home. Henry estimated that about 40,000 people could have been these stories were first reported on Gal news. Com see shelter a a4 Jennifer Reynolds the c a y news Paul Ruiz and his Mother Betty evacuated their Lobit drive Home in Dickinson in Chest deep water during Hurricane Harvey. They made their Way to a shelter at Hometown heroes Park in league City and although they have flood insurance Ruiz is worried where they will stay until the House is repaired. Many nearby hotels Are full and some league City hotels have stopped taking the Federal emergency management Agency vouchers. Quot we be been bouncing around for the past week so being Able to find a place to stay for 10 Days is a Blessing. I Don t know what Well do when the 10th comes around but right now we re Whitney Nolder who with her family rent a Home in Dickinson Are not displaced. Jennifer Reynolds 7 he daily news Whitney Nolder and her three children Johanna from left Rosemary and Collin sit on the porch of a Short term rental in Galveston on saturday. The family s House in Dickinson flooded during Hurricane Harvey and they were Able to find temporary housing with the help of friends and a Federal emergency management Agency a trash cities county working on details for debris removal by John Wayne Ferguson and Matt Degrood a a he daily news local governments Are asking residents to hold tight and put 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. Galveston county judge Mark Henry said he s acutely aware of the growing piles of housing materials electronics and plants that Are growing on the skies of streets around the county. A there is a necessity of Speed Here a Henry said on sunday. A if we can get the contracts executed and functional it wont take that the City of Friendswood Hasni to announced its specific plans for the Start of storm debris pickup City spokesman Jeff Newpher said sunday morning. The City was in Contact with its contractors to begin getting a timeline in place he said. In the meantime residents should place storm debris on curbs outside of traffic lanes and not in a Wray it blocks the View of traffic he said. A a it a better for everyone to just put it on their curb a Newpher said. In league City officials said inside a what to do with your storm debris a a4 see debris a a4 Harvey sunday Church service Dickinson congregation finds Unity amid ruins to g about Loving people by Samantha Ketterer the daily news the Rev. Jack Malkin and More than 10 children stood near a. Baptismal font on a floor chalked with dirt. Behind them drywall was missing torn out 2 feet up from the floor. The gaps exposing the rooms beyond the Church stretched around the perimeter of the Sanctuary. All that remained there was steel beams. But during a service on sunday at first United methodist Church in Dickinson Mattel instructed the children to pour water from see Dickinson As Jennifer Reynolds t e daily news the Rev. Jack Matkin left pastor at first United methodist Church in Dickinson helps Emmalyn Harris 2, pour a water bottle into the baptismal font at the children s Sermon Church service offered help and Hope by Valerie Wells the daily news Rachel Mitchell grabbed a couple of Gallons of bleach and put them in the Back of a woman Sun on sunday in the parking lot of league City elementary school. A a Here a a $50 gift card a Mitchell said. A go get whatever you the woman broke Down and cried Rains from Hurricane Harvey battered Galveston county for Days causing creeks and bayous to flood Homes and turned lives upside Down. Residents went to shelters donation centers and churches to get the most Basic needs. And on sunday morning some went to the Oak shaded parking lot at league City elementary school for live music the word of god and human Contact at the sunday morning service that Church of the Bay held outside the school Mitchell hugged the crying woman who got the bleach and the gift card. Their Long embrace turned into a quiet prayer. Mitchell got to the school parking lot at 8 . To unload a Supply truck from Houston. See services a a6more Hurricane Harvey photos from around the county a All amp www.6alvnews.com Index abbya12 lotto a2 obits 811 opinion a8 reel report a12 sports b1 to comics b4-5 a a a t vol. 175, no. 145 6 at 45485 00100

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