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Harris County Receives An Additional $8 Million For Flooded Homes

Funds are in addition to $35.4 million approved in June


A United States flag hangs outside a flooded home in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, near the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs in Houston.

Harris County is about to get a new round of funding to buy-out flooded homes. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is sending another $8 million to the county for buy-outs. The money will be prioritized for up to 200 houses that have repeatedly flooded.

The National Flood Insurance Program found that more than 3,000 properties flooded in Harris County during Hurricane Harvey and have flooded at least one other time. That's the highest number of repeat flood claims in the nation.