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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Residential solar is growing in Texas amid worries about reliable power during events like Hurricane Beryl

Residential solar is growing in Texas amid worries about reliable power during events like Hurricane Beryl

We’re testing using AI-powered tools to provide an audio version of this story. While this audio recording is machine-generated, the story was written by human journalists. Read more on our AI policy. Sign up for The Brief, The Texas Tribune’s daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. This story is published in partnership with Inside Climate News, a nonprofit, independent news organization that covers climate, energy and the…

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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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Houston SPCA has taken in 1,800 animals, including egret colony, in the wake of Hurricane Beryl

Houston SPCA has taken in 1,800 animals, including egret colony, in the wake of Hurricane Beryl

Since Hurricane Beryl, the Houston SPCA has taken in more than 1,800 injured or orphaned wild animals from the region. On a regular day, the local SPCA gets about 40 to 50 animals. On the day after Beryl hit, they got over 700 in 24 hours – and even over a week later, more animals keep on coming. The SPCA is now working to rehabilitate the animals, including a colony of nearly 350 egrets blown…

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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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Gov. Greg Abbott defends trip to East Asia during Hurricane Beryl

Gov. Greg Abbott defends trip to East Asia during Hurricane Beryl

We’re testing using AI-powered tools to provide an audio version of this story. While this audio recording is machine-generated, the story was written by human journalists. Read more on our AI policy. Sign up for the We the Texans newsletter to receive twice-monthly updates on our year-long initiative dedicated to boosting civic engagement and chronicling how democracy is experienced in Texas. Under scrutiny for spending the duration of Hurricane Beryl 8,000 miles away on an…

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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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'Texans on a Mission' deployed to help folks recover from Hurricane Beryl

'Texans on a Mission' deployed to help folks recover from Hurricane Beryl

A week after the storm tore through South Texas, help is still on the ground helping others. FREEPORT, Texas — A local group called “Texans on a Mission” is helping others recover from Hurricane Beryl one week after the storm tore through South Texas. They have deployed their San Antonio chainsaw team to help homeowners in Freeport impacted by the storm. The chainsaw team is made up of members of Shearer Hills Baptist Church here…

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Houston property insurance is already expensive. Hurricane Beryl will make it worse.

Houston property insurance is already expensive. Hurricane Beryl will make it worse.

We’re testing using AI-powered tools to provide an audio version of this story. While this audio recording is machine-generated, the story was written by human journalists. Read more on our AI policy. Sign up for The Brief, The Texas Tribune’s daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Houston is already one of the most expensive cities in the nation for property insurance — and that cost is only…

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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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