New Potential Burden For Houston Homeowners: Higher TaxesMayor Sylvester Turner has proposed a one-time increase in the city's property tax rate to help pay for mounting hurricane expenses.
Allstate Releases Estimated Insurance Losses After HarveyAllstate expects insurance losses of about $593 million in August after Hurricane Harvey left a path of destruction along the Gulf Coast.
Evidence Of Spills At Toxic Site During Harvey FloodingThe U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston's dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped.
Costs From Major Natural Disasters Stressing State BudgetsA summer of natural catastrophes has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding.
Harvey Recovery Czar Faces Limits To 'Future-Proofing' TexasThe man tasked with overseeing Texas' Hurricane Harvey rebuilding efforts sees his job as "future-proofing" before the next disaster, but he isn't empowered on his own to reshape flood-prone Houston or the state's vulnerable coastline, which has been walloped by three major hurricanes since 2006.
Dallas Plans To Help Houston Remove Harvey Debris; How Residents Are AffectedThe city of Dallas is planning to help remove Harvey debris after Houston's mayor requested help from Big D.
Union: Thousands Of Firefighters Didn't Work During HarveyThousands of Houston firefighters were told to stay home at the height of Harvey's flooding even as calls for help overwhelmed 911 dispatchers, the president of the city's firefighters union said Friday.
Official: U.S. Insurance Program Could Pay $11B For HarveyThe head of the National Flood Insurance Program says early estimates are that Hurricane Harvey will result in about $11 billion in payouts to insured homeowners.
Barges To Provide Housing For Some Harvey-Displaced TexansGovernment officials say floating barges outfitted with living quarters will provide temporary homes for hundreds of Southeast Texas residents displaced by Hurricane Harvey.
Stars Turn Out For Hurricane Relief BenefitDozens of stars turned out to sing, tell stories and plead for support for hurricane victims on Tuesday, in a one-hour televised benefit that raised some $14.5 million by the time cameras were turned off.
Funeral Wednesday For Houston Officer Who Died In FloodingThe officer became trapped in his patrol car in a flooded highway underpass while heading to work before dawn on Aug. 27.
Buyer Beware: Cars Damaged By Harvey May Flood MarketplaceThousands of vehicles destroyed in Hurricane Harvey may soon be sold to unsuspecting buyers in North Texas.