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Harvey Aftermath

Harvey Aftermath

Harvey was a category 4 hurricane then became a flooding event on the Texas Gulf Coast

Gov. Greg Abbott Announces Rebuild Texas Website For Communities

    Gov. Greg Abbott Announces Rebuild Texas Website For Communities
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    The Governor's Commission to Rebuild Texas launched a website Sept. 15 to provide current and reliable information on state and federal resources available for the rebuilding effort following Hurricane Harvey.

    The following is a news release from the office of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Wednesday announced the launch by the Governor's Commission to Rebuild Texas of www.RebuildTexas.Today, a real-time information resource for local officials in the communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

    The website will provide the most current and reliable information on state and federal resources available for the rebuilding of infrastructure, including roads, bridges, schools and government buildings.

    "We are working diligently to ensure local officials get everything they need for their communities as quickly as possible," said Abbott. "We will act swiftly and cut through red tape to rebuild the Gulf Coast region even stronger than before. And we will improve the lives of all Texans by ensuring the continuing economic pre-eminence of the Lone Star State."

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    Through RebuildTexas.Today and along with the Commission's response teams located in each affected county, local officials will be provided with real-time recovery information, assistance in navigating state and federal resources, and access to the expertise of state agencies.

    The Governor's Commission to Rebuild Texas is led by Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp. The Commission is overseeing the response and relief effort between the state and local governments. The Commission will also be involved in the rebuilding process, focusing on restoring roads, bridges, schools and government buildings in impacted communities.

    "We will work closely with local officials, including mayors, county judges, school superintendents and others, to make sure their concerns are heard and their needs are met," said Sharp. "We've been through hurricanes before in the state of Texas, but this one is personal to me having grown up in the Gulf Coast region. Whatever it takes, we will get it done."

    NBC 5 and Kroger are teaming up to get help with the relief effort for the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. Visit your neighborhood Kroger and make a monetary donation to the American Red Cross at Kroger's check-out registers. All of the money will go to the Red Cross Disaster Relief. The American Red Cross is working around the clock to help those in need by providing food, shelter and emotional support for the people whose lives have been disrupted. Visit RedCross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS for more information on the relief efforts.

     

    Other ways to help the victims of Hurricane/TS Harvey:

     

    DONATE MONEY

    The Salvation Army is also accepting financial donations. Salvation Army 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769) HelpSalvArmy.org

     

    DONATE BLOOD
    Carter BloodCare will send blood donations to its partners affected by Hurricane Harvey. 1-877-571-1000. Text DONATE4LIFE to 444-999

     

    HELP PETS
    SPCA of Texas is expecting 300 cats and dogs to come to North Texas. The agendy is asking for donations of cat litter, litter boxes, towels, blankets, treats, toys and newspaper. Donations can be dropped off at the following two locations: SPCA of Texas Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center at 2400 Lone Star Drive in Dallas and the SPCA of Texas at 8411 Stacy Road in McKinney. Monetary donations can be made online at SPCA.org/gift