George P. Bush: This Will Be a ‘Generational’ Effort to Recover from Harvey

‘This will be a long effort to help these communities’


BUSH: "Well, I mentioned earlier today that this will be a generational effort. Our agency's involved with the rebuilding efforts after Ike and Dolly that hit our state in 2009 and we’re still in the process of rebuilding many of those communities in Galveston. They're actually being inundated right now as we speak. So this will be a long effort to help these communities. The infrastructure, redevelopment that will be needed to get treatment plants back online, say in Corpus Christi which is offline, getting basic utilities to many of these stricken communities begins right now. We’ll be working with our federal partners as part of that, but that’s why we’re asking our county and local partners throughout the state that have been hit to document as much as you can. One of the lessons learned from Ike and Dolly is that we didn’t document many of our expenditures and damage on the front end and that's why we weren’t able to get as many reimbursements from the federal government last time."

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