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Galveston County the Daily News (Newspaper) - September 19, 2017, Galveston, TexasTuesday september 19,2017 a Gal news com h 88 l 79 a a10 a $1 utilities boil water notice lifted on Bolivar Peninsula a a4 g a l Vest 0 n c 0 u i t \ be Lailur a tip a tax it a Xii Kun in a i i it Hix it Sivco i812-Cki,, 175 \ education plan commissioner Aid in works for Harvey Hurt districts Nymat Degrood thedia Kyj is Texas education corny Saoner Mike Morath in a letter released sept. 12, said he was working on a fan to financial help districts facing a decline in student Popula Tion or property v Alues because of Hurricane Harvey. Morath sent the letter As District leaders across Cia Heston county work to repair storm damaged be deities and carry out intricate plans to pm vide transport station for students displaced by the storm. A i was encouraged by what he said about support for districts that is forthcoming a said Thad Roher superintendent at Friendswood Independent sch cd Iti strict a i was especially encouraged by his Promise that funding for property Rajune loss and also a loss in Ada will be considered fam act Chi in the weeks to the average dash attendance or Ada helps deter line How much hiding a so hex it a District gets from the state. Harvey made land aug. 25 in Rockport about 2 x Miles South a Cheston a Kinty but in the 72 or so thirs that followed it Durr Ted More Tolian 50 inches of rain in some parts of the county swelling creeks and bayous cd Fyk Ling an estimated 20.000 Homes in the county. The St Toto Dlf liked homilies who have Srajt temporary residence in hotels she Fitts and he has ing in the county and is where. See education �a4 Harvey aftermath flooded out Santa be residents endure second a in ski this year Zymaris Samarneh the daily news Heather of Brien was nearly finished re modelling her Santa be Home after an april storm when Hurricane Harvey hit. Of Brien is one of veral dozen residents in unincorporated Santa be whole been flooded twice this year and had just finished or were close to completing renovations when the second storm came. Heavy Rains on april 18 had caused about 3 inches of water to flood her Home on 28th Street. Hurricane Harvey which made landfall aug. 25 in Rockport and swamped the Houston Region Over the next five Days delivered a second dose of flooding. During the Early hours of aug. 27, water came Rushing in sending about 2.5 feet of water in her see flood a a4 Jennifer Heather o Brien is reflected in a window of her Home monday As she talks about having to rebuild twice in the flooded in april and again during Hurricane Harvey. Reynolds same year. Her Home Jennifer Reynolds the daily news Kody Ballard with the Galveston county Road and Bridge department picks up flood damaged carpeting and drywall on Burdock drive in Santa be on monday. Debris removal in county areas begins this week by Marissa Barnett the daily news v -3t Galveston county s Road and Bridge Crews were out removing debris monday in unincorporated Santa be before the county a contractor which will begin cleanup this week. The county on Friday entered into a contract with Crowde Gulf to begin Deai ing debris in unincorporated parts of Galveston county including outside of Santa be City limits and Badiot county judge Mark Henry said. Debris removal had been delayed be cause the county did no to have a contract for such serv ices heading into Hurricane season Henry said. Henry blamed a purchasing agent who had been instructed to renew the contract in March for the contract scuffle. A a in be been quite angry Over this situation a Henry said. Without a contractor the county a Road and Bridge department has been doing some debris removal work. The county still does not have a Good handle on How Many Homes were dam aged during Herncane Harvey in unincorporated areas Henry said. A a there san ongoing Effort to pin that number Down a Henry said. Because few people lost Power during Hurricane Harvey the county does no to have a Good estimate of How Many Homes in unincorporated areas were affected he said. The county plans to waive building permit fees and hoped that might help determine How Many Homes flix held Henry said. Marissa Barnett 409-683-5257 Manisa. Bameit#9alvnews.com it Harvey maternity during Harvey some women delivered babies Early by Samantha Ketterer the daily news Astrid Mendoza was 36 weeks pregnant in late August when the skies opened and torrential rain began to fall on her Home in Santa be. She had seen her Wiktor just two Day s before and been sent Home to rest she said. She knew the storm was coming but like Many others she did no to expect the floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey to Rise As High As they did. But sitting on her bed that sunday water began leaking into Mendoza a House. At 3 a.m., she and her husband made the Call to evacuate with their four children Mendoza said. That technically happened but not As planned. Instead Mendoza a water broke and she and her family were stalled by a baby that was ready to arrive before they could leave. A of course this is chaotic a a Mendoza said. A a in a feeling pressure. In a getting contractions. My poor Mendoza a husband called 911 for an see baby �a4 Jennifer Reynolds the daily news Asand Mendoza holds her daughter Hannah who was born during Hurricane Harvey on sept. 5. Index ab8ya10 lotto a2 markets a5 obits 87 opinion a6 sports 81 to comics b4-5 vol. 175, a no. 160 6 45485 00100 Oto it to to we in a a i it

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