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Debris Removal From Harvey Nears End in Texas

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    Debris Removal From Harvey Nears End in Texas
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    A worker cleans up debris in a neighborhood flooded by Hurricane Harvey in Beaumont, Texas, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. Jefferson County was drowned by more than 60 inches of rain during Hurricane Harvey, the most rainfall ever recorded in a single storm in the nation's history, according to preliminary data from the National Weather Service. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Residents across the Houston area are starting to wrap up the monthslong effort of removing debris created by Hurricane Harvey.

    The Houston Chronicle reports that local counties and cities have been working with contractors and the Texas Transportation Department to haul away piles of trash from in front of peoples' homes in the three months since Harvey hit and unleashed record flooding.

    Several jurisdictions plan to finish debris removal at least by Christmas. Harris County officials say they'd hoped to finish by Thanksgiving, but the county came across more debris than expected on a third and final pass through neighborhoods.

    Crews had picked up more than a million cubic yards of trash, or about 26,000 truckloads, as of mid-November.

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    (Published Monday, Jan. 22, 2018)

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