Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey caused extensive damage in Texas and Louisiana during August 2017, including major devastation to the Vernon Lake dam and spillway in Vernon, La., which is the subject of a $1 million Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) repair project.

The Harris County Flood Control District in coordination with the Buffalo Bayou Partnership has begun completing major repairs along Buffalo Bayou, between Shepherd Drive to Sabine Street, to contain erosion and bank failures caused by Hurricane Harvey.

HOUSTON (AP) Thousands of Houston homeowners still struggling with repairs after Hurricane Harvey hit in 2017 could benefit from up to $400 million in federal grants. The Houston City Council on Jan. 30 approved contracts with as many as six construction companies for new housing and to fix single-family homes.

HOUSTON (AP) Voters in Houston and its surrounding county marked the anniversary of Hurricane Harvey coming ashore by approving the issuance of $2.5 billion in bonds to fund flood-control projects that might mitigate the damage caused by future storms.

AGC Charities Inc. , the charitable arm of the Associated General Contractors of America, is providing 65 construction workers in Puerto Rico with $100,750 in donated funds to help cover losses they incurred as a result of Hurricane Maria. The checks, which amount to $1,550 per construction worker, are intended to help employees of firms that belong to the association cover the costs of uninsured and uncompensated damages caused by the storm.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced plans to use more than $509 million in funding for a series of Texas projects, including flood mitigation and other work for the Brays and Buffalo bayous. The funding will also cover improvements to the Matagorda and Corpus Christi Ship Channels; and pay for studies of the state's coastline in an effort to help prevent damage from future storms, Click2Houston reported.

Nearly nine months after Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the coast of Texas, prompting the largest disaster response ever recorded in Texas state history, work is at last under way to repair a bridge that suffered substantial damage in the storm. The category four storm dropped nearly 4.5 ft.

Hurricane Harvey, one of the worst hurricanes on record in North America, made landfall on the small coastal tourist town of Rockport, Texas, in late August. It left the city in shambles. The Category 4 hurricane hit peak intensity on its path to Houston.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced May 31, the allocation of $277.5 million in Emergency Relief funding for public transportation systems damaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Approximately $232.3 million will be dedicated to response, recovery and rebuilding projects, with $44.2 million going toward resiliency projects.

The Caterpillar Foundation recently announced its plans to donate funds to the Victoria County United Way to help with disaster recovery efforts in post-Harvey Texas. The money will come in the form of a one- time grant in the amount of $490,000, and will be used to fund long-term housing needs of the county's residents, the Victoria Advocate reported.

The Moody Foundation granted $860,000 to the United Way of Galveston County to help home rebuilding efforts in Galveston County, Texas, in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. More than 8,000 homes lacking flood insurance were completely flooded in Dickinson, Texas City and other Galveston County communities in the wake of the storm.