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Hurricane Harvey


Caterpillar Foundation Donates Nearly $500K to Hurricane Harvey Relief

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....


Moody Foundation Grant Brings 4,000 Volunteers to Rebuild Galveston County

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....


Texas Announces $1B for Mitigation Efforts After Harvey

HOUSTON (AP) Texas communities that were hit hard by Hurricane Harvey will be able to apply for more than $1 billion in federal funds that can be used on projects to help prevent or lessen damage from future storms, Gov....


IAA Mobilizes Fleet for Catastrophe Response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma

When a natural disaster occurs, the leading automotive insurance carriers in North America rely on Insurance Auto Auctions Inc. (IAA) to act quickly and recover vehicles. IAA, in turn, relies on the members of its catastrophe team and dependable equipment, particularly tow trucks and wheel loaders, to get the job done....


Case Supports Team Rubicon for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Case Construction Equipment, the global construction equipment brand of CNH Industrial N.V., is a proud partner of the American disaster relief organization Team Rubicon. Together, Team Rubicon and Case have been deployed to numerous disaster response and community service projects across North America....


AGC Raises Donations for Hurricane-Affected Construction Workers

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) provided has provided checks to construction workers from various companies in the Houston area to help pay for Hurricane Harvey damages. "Contractors may do hard work, but they have soft hearts, especially when it comes to helping some of their own," said Art Daniel, AGC president and head of AR Daniel Construction....


AEP Texas to Rebuild Transmission Line Damaged by Hurricane Harvey

AEP Texas announced it will expedite the rebuilding of a vital power line in the Coastal Bend area that was devastated by Hurricane Harvey. The Aransas Pass – Port Aransas Transmission Line Rebuild Project components include:rebuilding approximately 8.1 miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line to help ensure electric reliability as the area continues to rebuild and recover from damage sustained during the storm;replacing fallen wooden structures with single-pole steel structures that will be more capable of withstanding hurricane-force winds, and;using existing company-owned easements or public easements....


County Plans New Courthouse After Harvey Damage

ROCKPORT, TEXAS (AP) Leaders of a South Texas county battered by Hurricane Harvey plan to build a new courthouse to replace the more than 60-year-old structure destroyed by the storm. The Aransas County Commissioners Court on Dec....


Industry Leaders Pull Together in the Face of 2017's Worst Natural Disasters

When disaster strikes, the construction industry is notorious for pulling together and helping communities get back on their feet. Among hurricanes, floods and wildfires alone, 2017 saw more than its share of natural disasters....


Lady Gaga, Team Rubicon Help Harvey Victims

Lady Gaga took some time before her Houston show Dec. 3 to help gut the home of Pamela Wilhite, who was impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Together with Team Rubicon, a sledgehammer-wielding Gaga, who wore a full Tyvek suit, went to work mucking out Wilhite's home, which contained unsafe amounts of mold, thanks to Hurricane Harvey....






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