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Remembering Jim Guidry Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
Galveston County
City of Friendswood
News Release
Monday, October 23, 2017

New Hurricane Harvey damage estimates

City of Friendswood staff continues to update the Damage Assessment data, a mechanism used to determine the impact and magnitude of damage and resulting needs of individuals, businesses, public sector and community as a whole. The latest numbers (October 23, 2017) released by the City’s Community Development Department:

Single Family homes damaged—2,410.

Of those:

194 were Destroyed (more than 48 inches of water inside),

1,074 sustained Major damage (between 24 inches and 48 inches of water inside),

911 sustained Minor damage (between six and 24 inches of water inside),

231 were Affected (six inches or less of water inside).

The approximate dollar figure estimate of damage to Single Family homes in the City of Friendswood is $62,114,000.

Mobile Homes damaged–2  Of those: 1 Destroyed (more than 48 inches of water inside) and 1 Affected (six inches or less of water inside).

Multi-family units damaged--299.

Of those:

155 were Destroyed (more than 48 inches of water inside),

7 sustained Minor damage (between six and 24 inches of water inside),

137 were Affected (six inches or less of water inside).

The approximate dollar figure estimate of damage to Multi-family homes in the City of Friendswood is $9,884,000.

The estimated number of businesses damaged--71. They were located in 39 different buildings.

The total estimated values of business damage is $9,455,000.

Of that: 20 sustained Minor Damage (less than 40 percent), valued at $1,430,000

19 sustained Major damage (more than 40 percent), valued at $8,015,000

Approximately 291 people in the City of Friendswood are unemployed due to Hurricane Harvey.

There were eight City buildings damaged (not including water plants, lift stations, parks or infrastructure). The damage is estimated at $1,220,000.



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