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September 7, 2017

Recovery will be slow for many small firms in Houston, but mayor says ‘Let's get started'

  • FEMA estimates that nearly 40 percent of small businesses never reopen after a disaster.
  • By PAUL WISEMAN and BRIAN MELLEY
    Associated Press

    HOUSTON — Bobby Jucker has had it with hurricanes.

    In 2008, Hurricane Ike tore the roof off his business, Three Brothers Bakery. Now, he estimates, he's facing $1 million in damage and lost revenue from Harvey — the fifth time a storm has put his bakery out of commission.


     
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