Causing about $125 billion in damage, Hurricane Harvey ranks as the second-most costly hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland since 1900.

Officials with the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) began demolishing homes in the Forest Cove Subdivision March 11, Houston City Councilman Dave Martin announced March 8.

The homes were severely damaged during Hurricane Harvey and are being demolished as part of the home buyout program.

The demolition began with Units 803 and 805 on Timberline Court as well as 1060 Marina Drive located within the Forest Cove Town Home community.

The Harris County Flood Control District plans to submit the demolition request for 1050 Marina Drive shortly.

Currently there are several other units that are almost completely under HCFD’s ownership and once they are completely owned their demolitions will follow.

Martin thanked Houston’s Department of Neighborhoods Director TaKasha Francis for her assistance with expediting the demolition permit process.

“These town homes are a constant reminder to the community of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey,” he said.

Martin added that HCFCD has done a tremendous job in keeping his office informed on the status of the demolition process for these Hurricane Harvey buyout properties. To stay informed on HCFCD’s buyout program process, visit hcfcd.org/hurricane-harvey/home-buyout-program.

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