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Galveston County the Daily News (Newspaper) - September 14, 2017, Galveston, TexasThursday september 14,2017 a h 87 l 77 n a10 a $1political Buzz Faircloth foe fires up fundraising fracas a3 g a l v e s t 0 n c 0 u n t v to a a Quot i a kor he six my Kkt i , Sim k 1812 a 11 my Atim 1 75 Kah it county Economy damage estimates vary but Harvey vies for worst place Nymat Degrood Early estimates of the total Cost of Hurricane Harvey damage Range Between $75 billion to $190 billion but some disaster recovery experts say it will be years before the real costs Are fully known. A we wont really know for three or four years How bad this w As a said Michael Hicks the director of the Center for business and economic research at Ball state University in Indiana. A most big companies Are insured and Are not anxious to go out and talk about How they did. If we Are within $20 billion of the final numbers that a pretty accurate for a Mcclel occurring while water is still in St me Harvey made landfall aug 25 in Rockport about 200 Miles South of Galveston county but in the 72 or so hours that followed it dumped More than 50 inches of rain in some parts of see a magic a a4 Jennifer Reynolds he Siev flood damaged belongings Are piled along the curb on Saffron Lane in the Forest Bend subdivision in Friendswood on monday. Community Post Harvey a a Long Way to recovery inside City Council hard hit Dickinson maintains current property tax rate a a4 Stuart Villanueva i a Ashley Morgan walks through the House that she lives in with her in Laws in Dickinson on wednesday the House was severely damaged by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey. The family does not have flood insurance. Families plan to rebuild with and without insurance by Marissa Barnett i the daily news a Dickinson As families continue ripping Walls out of their battered Homes and waiting for the de Bris of their flooded belongings to be cleared Many in Hurricane Harvey hit communities were by to learn the state of their finances. At least three families in the hard hit Bayou Chantilly subdivision in Dick inst said wednesday they planned to stay and Rex wild their Homes and lives in the neigh both xxi a out of desire or necessity. But payouts from inc Durance and Federal Aid and other budget realities particularly for those Cho did no to have fax d insurance Means getting things Back to in Ahe condition a much less Normal a will Likely be a Long haul reside its said. See recovery a a7 City Council finances caught Between disaster ant deadline City oks budget by Valerie Wells i de a new a league City intense debate ensued tuesday among league City Council members squeezed Between the disaster Hurricane Harvey wreaked at the end of August and the Legal deadline to approve a budget by the end of september. A Hurricane season should not be in budget season a assistant City manager Rebecca Underhill said. Council members passed a $204 million budget setting the tax rate at 56.5 cents per $100 valuation. The vote was 6-2, with councilmen Larry Millican and Greg Gripon voting against it because of some last minute adjustments other Council members suggested and agreed to. Hurricane Harvey has Cost the City at least $11.2 million so far Underhill said. To help cover some initial expenses the cite earmarked $3 million from utilities electricity getting Power Back on a Bright spot during Harvey by Samanth a Ketterer the daily news As Keith Gray recalls it Galveston was out of Power for weeks after Hurricane Ike. A the Island was dark a said Gray the service area director for Center Point Energy w e took a direct Many residents who experienced that Hurricane can remember extended periods of being powerless in their Homes. Hurricane Harvey t like that Centerpoint Energy a company that provides the lines and poles in much of Galveston county restored Power in its Galveston service areas within a week of the Harv eyes arrival in Southeast Texas Gray said. The county s other provider Texas new Mexico Power company restored Power within nine Days spokesman Eric Paul said. A it worked Well a Gray said. A the issues were see Power �a7 see budget a a4 Kelsey Walling a Nwodu news David Camp of Centerpoint Energy fastens a harness before working on a Power line in front of the Galveston courthouse off 59th Street in Galveston on wednesday. Index Abby Aio lotto a2 markets As obits b9 opinion a6 sports b1 to comics b4 5 a vol. 175, no. 155 6 �45485 00100thank you to All first responders god bless

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