Katy City Council votes to extend emergency declaration

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Update: Sept. 18, 8:55 a.m.

The Katy City Council extended its disaster declaration through Sept. 22.

Mayor Chuck Brawner said the council could approve another extension on or before that date.

Published 7:52 a.m. Sept. 9

The Katy City Council voted Sept. 8 in the afternoon to extend the declaration of a state of emergency through Sept. 15. The declaration was initially issued Aug. 26.

The declaration’s extension will allow the city and residents to continue to receive certain types of federal and state aid associated with the storm which caused flooding throughout the city and surrounding areas.

The council met at city hall, which was damaged during the flooding brought on by more than 31 inches of rain associated with Tropical Storm Harvey. Repairs to the building are expected to take at least three months, Dowdle said.

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R. Hans Miller joined the Community Impact team in June 2017. He is a recent graduate of Texas State University's College of Journalism and Mass Communication, a U.S. Army veteran, husband and father. He is originally from Montana. He has written for VoiceBox Media and the San Marcos Daily Record, among others. He covers city government, emergency services, local business development and other topics for the Katy area.

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