It's "Raining" in Houston


Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is calling on the state to release money from the Rainy Day Fund to help with hurricane recovery efforts.

There is an estimated 10-billion dollars in the account, formally known as the Texas Economic Stabilization Fund.

In his letter to the governor, Turner says the city needs 25-million dollars for its share of the cost of debris removal.

Another 15-million is needed for the insurance deductible on municipal property damage.

The city is currently without flood insurance, and needs 10-million dollars to extend coverage through april, 2018.

Mayor Turner has proposed a temporary property tax hike to cover the costs of recovery, but after one public hearing the idea is meeting with resistance from homeowners.

To read the mayor's letter to Governor Abbott, m.



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