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Ongoing Harvey Recovery Resources

Harris County residents and our Gulf Coast neighbors experienced one of the worst flooding disasters in U.S. history when Hurricane Harvey came ashore in August. As we continue working together on the recovery and rebuilding process, I want to make sure area residents are aware of all the resources available to help them through these trying times. Together, we are Houston Strong!

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West Houston FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Open This Week

I am happy to report that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be opening a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the heart of West Houston this week. The new DRC will be located at St. John Vianney Church and should be open by Tuesday at the latest. Typically, DRCs are open 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. seven days a week.

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FEMA Disaster Centers Now Open

Disaster recovery centers will offer in-person support for families and businesses affected by Harvey. Recovery specialists from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and other agencies will be at the centers to help walk you through available assistance and help with the application process if needed.

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Important Information on Debris Removal After Harvey

You've pulled out your carpet, removed ruined drywall, and discarded water-logged furniture and appliances. Now, where do you put your debris? As Houston continues to cope with the largest natural disaster we have ever faced and the recovery process begins, I hope you find these resources helpful.

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Hurricane Harvey Recovery

As Houston continues to cope with the largest natural disaster we have ever faced and the recovery process begins, I hope you find the following resources helpful in the days, weeks and months ahead.

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Rep. Dwayne Bohac Reminds Families to Take Advantage of Texas’ Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

With the start of the new school year once again around the corner, State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) reminds families and shoppers to take advantage of our state's annual sales tax holiday this weekend, August 11-13. The three day sales tax holiday exempts Texas shoppers from paying sales and use taxes on most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100. This will save shoppers roughly $8 on every $100 they spend. Since the annual sales tax holiday was enacted in 1999, it has saved Texans over $1.04 billion. This year, shoppers will save an estimated $87 million alone.

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Happy Independence Day!

"Let the Fourth of July always be a reminder that here in this land, for the first time, it was decided that man is born with certain God-given rights; that government is only a convenience created and managed by the people, with no powers of its own except those voluntarily granted to it by the people. We sometimes forget that great truth, and we never should." - President Ronald Reagan

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