AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The last victims of Hurricane Harvey living in federally-funded hotel rooms are heading to other housing arrangements this weekend, more than 10 months after the storm first hit.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Friday that the final 707 displaced households will move out by Sunday. It said the “vast majority of them have a long-term housing solution” already prepared.READ MORE: 'My Nerves Are Still Rattled': Passenger Aboard Amtrak Train Talks Crash
The agency said that nearly 55,000 Texas households were evacuated after Harvey and couldn’t return home.
Sixty-eight people in Texas died in the days after Harvey came ashore Aug. 25. It caused an estimated $125 billion in damage, second in U.S. history behind Katrina’s inflation-adjusted $161 billion.READ MORE: Man, Pregnant Woman & Baby Killed In Crash Along Highway 360; Police Investigating
The storm also brought a historic 55 inches of rain to parts of Harris County, which includes Houston.
Dozens of people arrived in North Texas after Harvey and some stuck around for months.MORE NEWS: Flash Flooding: Second Body Recovered After Vehicle Swept From Texas Bridge
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