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July 10, 2018

$5B will help Houston with flood control work

  • Hurricane Harvey and the rain that followed caused an estimated $125 billion in damage statewide.
    Associated Press

    HOUSTON — Officials in the Texas county hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey said Monday that $5 billion in federal funding that's been awarded to Texas in the wake of last year's deadly storm will finally help them finish major flood control projects, some of which have been under construction for years.

    Harris County, where Houston is located, is getting about $500 million to finish the widening and other modifications of four watersheds.

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