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Galveston County the Daily News (Newspaper) - September 10, 2017, Galveston, TexasSunday september 10,2017 a h 86 l 72�a10-s2our View not Alt scammers Are Here in person a a8 g a l \ e s t o n c 0 1 n t Yuhse 5�eu1b. Texas oldest newspaper a i hushing since 1842 a voting 175 years Hurricane Irma heading to Florida s Gulf coast Irma puts a bulls Eye on Tampa by Jay Reeves and Tamara Lush associated press Naples Fla. Hurricane Irmas leading Edge Bent Palm Trees and spit rain As the storm swirled toward Florida with 120 Niph winds saturday on a projected new track that could expose Tampa a not Miami. A to a direct hit. Lampa has not taken a head on blow from a major Hurricane in nearly a Century. An estimated 70, xxx floridians huddled in shelters As Irma closed in on the Florida keys where it was expected to Roll ashore sunday morning and begin making its Way up the states West coast. A this is your last Chance to make a Good decision Quot gov. Kick Scott warned residents in Florida a evacuation zones which encompassed a staggering 6.4 million people or More than 1 in 4 people in the state. Earlier in the Day Irma executed a Westward swing toward Florida Gulf coast that appeared to spare the Miami metropolitan area of the catastrophic direct hit that forecasters had been warning of for Days. Still Miami was not out of danger. Because the storm is 350 to 400 Miles Wade. See Irma a a6 Mike Stocker the winds and sea Are whipped up off of the Rickenbacker causeway in Miami As Hurricane Irma approaches on saturday. Harvey Galveston county tale of two counties As some residents Deal with uprooted lives others return to Normal by Marissa Barnett the daily news two weeks after Hurricane al treys most disastrous flooding hit Galveston county there were dear divides Between those whose lives had been uprooted and those who were returning to some semblance of normality. Dickinson homeowners and apartment dwellers were by Large still piecing together insurance and Fema claims Clearing out Sodden drywall and tossing beloved items now drowned. Many were living with relatives or friends. Some had found temporary housing in local hotels and motels. And some remained in emergency shelters. In other parts of the county people were returning to work with Homes and cars untouched by the heavy Rains. In Galveston children began the school year after a delayed Start in the classrooms they a originally been assigned. But elsewhere districts scrambled to find spaces for returning students whose schools had been too damaged provide Safe space for learning. Some local governments took up budgets and regular orders of business while others remained in states of disaster organizing see Harvey a a5 Stuart Villanueva the daily news Amber Atkins sits in what was once the Kitchen of her House in Dickinson on thursday. Despite the severe damage caused by floodwaters Fema ruled the House was Safe to occupy and that Atkins was not eligible for assistance for housing repairs. Goto for gallery Kelsey Walling the daily news a Dickinson couple fishes off a jetty in Galveston on wednesday. The couple s Home and two cars were destroyed in Hurricane Harvey and Fema placed them in temporary housing on the Island. Harvey Relief salvation army opens Relief Center in Texas City by Samantha Ketterer the daily news a Texas City when Dickinson resident Debra Johnson walked into the salvation army a Hurricane har vey Relief Center on saturday she did no to care what the volunteers gave her. A anything at this Point any h i n go a Johnson said. Johnson like Many other Mainland residents lost most of her belongings when Hurricane Harvey floodwaters swept through the area displacing people and destroying things. J Ohnson said she did no to know what the salvation army was offering at its new Relief Center which opened thursday. She just knew she needed whatever help she could get. A anything. A bottle of water a piece of cheese a Johnson said. If you go what the salvation army Hurricane Harvey Relief Center when 10 . To 4 . Mondays through saturdays where mall of the Mainland 10000 Emmett f Lowry exp. Texas City see Relief �a7 Harvey i rescuers Jennifer Reynolds the daily news 2xas City fire de Arment battalion Hief Joe Tumble in right and capt. Like Rusnak used n inflatable Rescue oat with a motor to it to la Vita Bella n assisted living ome in Dickinson Here residents and Aff were trapped i floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey. A disturbing. 1 guess that a a Good word for it Quot the la Vita Bella Rescue in the words of the people who performed it by John Wayne Ferguson the daily news in the two weeks since Hurricane Harvey hit there have been Many stories of heroism. Stor ies about regular people answering a Call to help people they did not know escape situations of mortal peril have been common. On the night of aug. 26, 18 people were in la Vita Bella an assisted living Home in Dickinson. Fifteen of those people were women in the care of the see rescuers �a4 Index abby89 lotto a2 markets c2 obits d4 it opinion a8 sports i is is him to 89 a a vol. 175, no. 151 6 45485 00200

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