10 months after the storm, the latest victims of Harvey let hotels

AUSTIN, Texas – The latest victims of the Hurricane Harvey life in federally-funded rooms at the hotel are heading to other housing arrangements this weekend, more than 10 months after the storm first hit.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Friday that the final 707 displaced families from going through on Sunday. It said that the “vast majority of them have a long-term housing solution” already prepared.

The agency said that nearly 55,000 Texas households were evacuated after Harvey and could not return home.

Sixty-eight people in Texas died in the days after Harvey came ashore Aug. 25. It caused an estimated $125 billion in damage, second in U.S. history behind Katrina’s inflation-adjusted $161 billion.

The storm also brought a historic 55-inch (1397 millimeters of rain to parts of Harris County, including Houston.

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