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Hurricane Harvey

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has named Texas A&M University chancellor John Sharp to lead post-Harvey rebuilding efforts in the state. 

US Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-4th) says that one of the first efforts of the new Congressional season could be the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance program that is set to expire at the end of this month.

WikiCommons
WikiCommons

Northeast Texans are collecting food and supplies for victims of and refugees from Hurricane Harvey. Below is a list of some of the organizations and locations collecting items, and what they are taking.

American Legion West Tawakoni Post No. 517, 236 TX-276, Quinlan

Items needed:  Personal hygiene products, drinks, non-perishable food, pet food, and clothing.  

All Hunt County Fire Department Locations (through Wednesday, Aug. 30):

National Weather Service
National Weather Service

Even though Hunt County is at least a four-hour drive from Houston on a normal day, hotel managers in Greenville and Commerce say they’ve either booked reservations or taken calls from several Gulf Coast families evacuating Hurricane Harvey.