Texas works to finish Hurricane Ike recovery projects

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GALVESTON, Texas – It’s been nearly 10 years since Hurricane Ike devastated Galveston, and government agencies are still working to complete recovery projects before a state-imposed deadline.

The Galveston County Daily News reports that Thursday marks a decade since Ike made landfall and swamped parts of the island city, leaving more than $29 billion worth of damage and 37 deaths.

Officials are working to finish as many recovery projects as possible before the state’s December 2019 deadline so the city can be reimbursed for the work.

Galveston has eight U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development projects currently underway, including street and sewer work and a pump station. City Council is scheduled to vote on additional Ike-related projects Thursday.

Parts of Texas are also still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, which hit last year.

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