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Houston Residents Might Have to Raise Homes After Harvey

More than 1,600 Houston residents whose properties flooded during and after Hurricane Harvey may need to elevate their homes if they want to continue living there. The city’s Public Works Department is getting ready to notify property owners in floodplains …

Texas County Approves Post-Harvey Flood Construction Rules

Officials in a Texas county devastated by Hurricane Harvey approved new regulations Tuesday on building construction in flood-prone locations, rules they touted as the nation’s toughest for a major metropolitan area. The rules taking effect Jan. 1 in unincorporated parts …