FEMA opens several disaster recovery centers in Houston area | How to apply for federal funds after Hurricane Beryl

FEMA opens several disaster recovery centers in Houston area | How to apply for federal funds after Hurricane Beryl

Residents impacted by Hurricane Beryl can apply for federal assistance from FEMA. The money is primarily for the uninsured or underinsured. HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Additional federal assistance is being provided for storm victims in 16 Texas counties in the wake of Beryl.  President Biden amended the Major Disaster Declaration to authorize “additional federal assistance to disaster survivors to help aid in their recovery from Hurricane Beryl.” It comes after a number of Texas politicians…

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Houston’s beloved Pancho Claus needs help after home floods during Hurricane Beryl

Houston’s beloved Pancho Claus needs help after home floods during Hurricane Beryl

Richard Reyes has been bringing joy and Christmas gifts to children in low-income neighborhoods for more than four decades. Now, he’s the one who needs help. HOUSTON — Like a lot of Houstonians, Richard Reyes is still cleaning up the mess and counting up the costs of damage caused by Hurricane Beryl. His home in the Aldine area was flooded with about a foot of water. “In a matter of half an hour, it went…

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Members of Congress, community leaders, CenterPoint executives to address Hurricane Beryl power issues | Streaming live at 2:30 p.m.

Members of Congress, community leaders, CenterPoint executives to address Hurricane Beryl power issues | Streaming live at 2:30 p.m.

In addition to CenterPoint’s CEO and other executives, a coalition of community leaders and elected officials will also join the news conference. Author: Michelle Homer, Sammy Turner, Randy Klein Published: 2:15 PM CDT July 18, 2024 Updated: 2:15 PM CDT July 18, 2024 HOUSTON — A coalition of civic organizations and Houston politicians met with CenterPoint Energy executives on Thursday to discuss the power company’s issues following Hurricane Beryl. They have scheduled a news conference at…

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Kroger, H-E-B and Randalls offering discounts to help Hurricane Beryl recovery

Kroger, H-E-B and Randalls offering discounts to help Hurricane Beryl recovery

All frozen food items, including ice, will be 10% off at H-E-B stores in Houston and surrounding areas until July 21. HOUSTON — H-E-B, Kroger and Randalls are working to help communities hit by Hurricane Beryl by offering them a little relief at the register.  Randalls Starting Wednesday through Tuesday, July 23, shoppers can receive $20 off purchases of $100 or more at all Houston-area Randalls. This is a digital deal available through the Randalls…

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Kroger and H-E-B offering discounts on frozen food to help Hurricane Beryl recovery

Kroger and H-E-B offering discounts on frozen food to help Hurricane Beryl recovery

All frozen food items, including ice, will be 10% off at H-E-B stores in Houston and surrounding areas until July 21. HOUSTON — Both H-E-B and Kroger are working to help communities hit by Hurricane Beryl by offering them a little relief at the register.  Kroger Kroger is offering $10 off all purchases of $100 or more when they use their Kroger cards. It must be in a single transaction. As residents across the region…

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Hurricane Beryl deaths: Here's what we know about the victims who died before and after the storm

Hurricane Beryl deaths: Here's what we know about the victims who died before and after the storm

Hurricane Beryl killed several people and caused widespread damage and devastation to Southeast Texas on Monday, July 8, 2024. HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Hurricane Beryl left its mark across Southeast Texas on Monday, July 8, 2024. While millions dealt with power outages and extensive damage, other families were dealing with the loss of loved ones. The storm claimed the lives of many people, some from high water, others from falling debris and at least one…

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Deadly storm hits SE Texas. Here's what we know about the victims of Hurricane Beryl

Deadly storm hits SE Texas. Here's what we know about the victims of Hurricane Beryl

Hurricane Beryl brought widespread damage and devastation to Southeast Texas on Monday, July 8, 2024. HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Hurricane Beryl left its mark across Southeast Texas on Monday, July 8, 2024. While millions dealt with power outages and extensive damage, other families were dealing with the loss of loved ones. The storm claimed the lives of many people, some from high water, others from falling debris and at least one from a fire that…

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Gov. Abbott pens letter to CenterPoint calling for severe weather preparation, response improvement

Gov. Abbott pens letter to CenterPoint calling for severe weather preparation, response improvement

Gov. Greg Abbott sent a letter to CenterPoint’s president and CEO outlining what he wants to see from the power company by the end of the month. AUSTIN, Texas — On Tuesday, Gov. Greg Abbott sent a letter to the president of CenterPoint outlining several things he wanted the power company to do in the coming months to make sure they’re ready to respond to the next weather event in Southeast Texas. In the letter,…

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H-E-B offering discounts on frozen food to help Hurricane Beryl recovery

H-E-B offering discounts on frozen food to help Hurricane Beryl recovery

All frozen food items, including ice, will be 10% off at H-E-B stores in Houston and surrounding areas until July 21. HOUSTON — H-E-B is looking to help communities hit by Hurricane Beryl by offering them a little relief at the register.  At Houston H-E-B stores, as well as surrounding areas, H-E-B is offering a 10% discount on all frozen food items, including ice.  “At H-E-B, we’re committed to supporting our communities in times of…

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Restaurant workers, owners struggling to cope with extended power outages from Hurricane Beryl

Restaurant workers, owners struggling to cope with extended power outages from Hurricane Beryl

Some said they’re not sure how they’re going to recover — whether it be from lost wages or insurance claims that could cause their rates to increase. HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A lot of people around the Houston area were still dealing with power outages more than a week after Hurricane Beryl slammed Southeast Texas. It’s no longer just uncomfortable, it’s affecting their livelihood and they’re not sure how they’re going to financially recover. In…

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Here's who's eligible to receive help from the Hurricane Beryl Recovery Fund

Here's who's eligible to receive help from the Hurricane Beryl Recovery Fund

Three $1 million donations were made by the Sarofim Foundation, H-E-B and the CenterPoint Energy Foundation. HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Local leaders joined forces Monday to announce the activation of the Hurricane Beryl Recovery Fund. Houston Mayor John Whitmire and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo stood together Monday as the announcement was made during a news conference at the United Way of Greater Houston. RELATED: FEMA grants Harris County, 15 other counties individual assistance due…

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Local leaders announce activation of Hurricane Beryl Recovery Fund

Local leaders announce activation of Hurricane Beryl Recovery Fund

Three $1 million donations were made by the Sarofim Foundation, H-E-B and the CenterPoint Energy Foundation. HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Local leaders joined forces Monday to announce the activation of the Hurricane Beryl Recovery Fund. Houston Mayor John Whitmire and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo stood together Monday as the announcement was made during a news conference at the United Way of Greater Houston. RELATED: FEMA grants Harris County, 15 other counties individual assistance due…

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Fort Bend County moving out of emergency stage, into recovery stage after Hurricane Beryl, officials say

Fort Bend County moving out of emergency stage, into recovery stage after Hurricane Beryl, officials say

Fort Bend County Emergency Management Coordinator Greg Bapst said the county is moving from emergency mode to recovery mode. FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas — Fort Bend County officials on Friday gave an update on the county’s recovery efforts after Hurricane Beryl tore through the region on Monday. County Judge KP George said that as of around noon on Friday, there were still 52,000 families without power. Officials highlighted shelters where residents can seek relief: Fort…

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HISD: Roughly 60 campuses sustained roof, structural damage from Hurricane Beryl

HISD: Roughly 60 campuses sustained roof, structural damage from Hurricane Beryl

The district reported that an “overwhelming majority” of its schools lost power during the storm and around 70 of them were still without power as of Friday morning. HISD highlighted that there were downed trees at roughly 50 of its campuses and around 60 of its campuses had roof or structural damage. “We are working diligently to address these issues and ensure the safety and well-being of our students and staff,” HISD said in a…

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LIST: High water locations, street flooding in Houston area following storms, heavy rain

LIST: High water locations, street flooding in Houston area following storms, heavy rain

This list of high-water spots from Houston TranStar will be updated automatically. HOUSTON — As Beryl moves through Southeast Texas, expect torrential downpours that could lead to street flooding.  Here in Houston, it doesn’t take a lot of standing water to damage your car. You can lose control or stall in less than six inches of water. In just a foot of water, your car can start to float. In only two feet of water,…

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