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Harvey Aftermath

Harvey Aftermath

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

Harris County Seeks to Compile Volunteers Data for Disasters

    Harris County Seeks to Compile Volunteers Data for Disasters
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    Rescuers go house-to-house checking for anyone that may need help after flooding caused by heavy rain during Hurricane Harvey August 29, 2017 in the Bear Creek neighborhood in west Houston, Texas. The neighborhood flooded after water was released from nearby Addicks Reservoir. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

    Community leaders in the Houston area want to compile a list of rescue volunteers with boats in case another storm like Hurricane Harvey batters Texas.

    The Houston Chronicle reports the effort by Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Sheriff Ed Gonzalez would include a database to coordinate volunteer resources.

    Harvey hit Texas on Aug. 25, leading to torrential rain that swamped parts of Southeast Texas, including Houston. Emmett two days later made a public plea for people with boats and high-water vehicles to save others.

    Volunteers from the Cajun Navy, a similar volunteer disaster response team based in Louisiana, had trouble finding specific homes to help with Harvey rescues.

    Domino's Pizza Launches Outdoor Delivery

    [DFW] Domino's Pizza Launches Outdoor Delivery

    Domino's Pizza is tweaking its home delivery service for those times you're not at home.
    After years of delivery right to your doorstep, Domino's drivers will now deliver to outdoor locations.
    That includes beaches, parks, landmarks, and other outdoor locations across the country.
    Domino's says its drivers will deliver to 150-thousand locations from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, to the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign.
    The locations are now active and show up in the company's app or website as "Domino's Hotspots."
    Customers pre-pay for their orders, select a location, and your pizza is on the way.
    Previously, Domino's delivered to offbeat locations, but, the new service sets up designated drop off points.
    The service was tested last fall in Miami before being rolled out nationwide.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    A Houston Chronicle investigation found inadequate training, aging evacuation boats and a lack of resources hamstrung the city's response to Harvey.

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