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Harvey Aftermath

Harvey Aftermath

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

Texas Seeks $61B to 'Future Proof' Before Next Great Storm

    Texas Seeks $61B to 'Future Proof' Before Next Great Storm

    Texas is lobbying the federal government for $61 billion just for infrastructure improvements after Hurricane Harvey, arguing that the staggering amount can help it "future proof" against coming storms rather than simply recovering from the last one.

    Congress may be unwilling or unable to give that amount, though.

    The requested money wouldn't include federal disaster relief already sent to Texas for more immediate needs. It also wouldn't cover other, massive Harvey-related costs, including an estimated $50-plus billion in federal funding needed just to repair homes or build new ones.

    The request will have to compete with aid for Florida after Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria's walloping of Puerto Rico and wildfire-ravaged California.

    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)

    But the team charged with leading Texas' rebuilding effort says the U.S. can't afford not to pay up.

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