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Aransas County judge wants Harvey rebuild done in half the projected time

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Posted at 5:40 PM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 18:50:16-04

ROCKPORT, Texas — Two years after Hurricane Harvey made landfall and some folks in Rockport and Aransas County are still rebuilding.

But the area is ahead of schedule when compared to other areas.

That was the message at a meeting of federal and state agencies today in Rockport.

Representatives from FEMA, the Texas General Land Office and several other agencies discussed the region's recovery.

According to Aransas County Judge Burt Mills, the federal government had a 10-year plan for rebuilding. He wants it done in half the time.

“Within three years, we will be to what's the new normal,” Mills said. “We'll never be back to what it was, but we'll be back bigger and stronger than what it was.”

Mills says Aransas County has received more than $70 million in FEMA aid while the county hasn't spent a dime of its own money on recovery.