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Houston Struggling with Trash Removal 3 Weeks after Hurricane Harvey Flooding

  • Around 126,000 homes have been damaged by Hurricane Harvey flooding in Houston (fourth largest city of the US) and mounds of debris are plying on streets even after 3 weeks the strong storm rattled the city. It has been overwhelming for the officials and residents to remove the debris after initial efforts. To expedite the work process, Houston has already started renegotiating contract with the trash removal agencies by offering them more fees. Mayor Sylvester Turner has reportedly said that the estimated debris removal cost will be around US$ 200 million and that’s why they have proposed a temporary property-tax hike of 8.9 per cent.

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