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Hurricane Alert Update: Potentially Life-Threatening Storm for Texas/Louisiana!

Red Cross Partners and Friends: While we were sleeping overnight, a significant, prolonged and potentially life-threatening storm in the Gulf of Mexico continues to organize and strengthen. Tropical Depression Harvey has strengthened into a Tropical Storm and is expected to become a strong Category 1 Hurricane with sustained winds of 85 mph with higher gusts but possibly a Category 2 Hurricane with winds of 111 mph by the time it makes landfall somewhere near Corpus Christi or Port Aransas, Texas late Friday night or early Saturday morning. Hurricane Warnings have been issued for...
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2017 Home Elevation Grants

The City of Houston, in partnership with the Texas Water Development Board, will submit a grant application on behalf of interested homeowners to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant. This grant will request funds for elevation of flood-prone homes.

Who Is Elgible?

Homeowners must have flood insurance from FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program. The flood insurance must be effective at the time the grant application is submitted and be maintained throughout the grant process. The cost to raise your home must be less than the estimated amount...
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