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With a deadline for Hurricane Harvey assistance near, Galveston advocates say hundreds could miss out due to bureaucratic mixups

Recovery workers in the area say the Texas General Land Office owes hurricane victims more time to apply for assistance after losing their paperwork, but the agency says the claims are baseless.

Christine Lopez outside her home in Friendswood on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. The home was severely damaged by flood water as a result of Hurricane Harvey in 2017. The family has received a lot of help from the community but they still have a long way to go before their home is finished. They currently have no working hot water or heat.
Buckets sit inside a non-functioning shower inside the home of Christine Lopez in Friendswood on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. The buckets are used to fill with hot water that the family then uses to shower. The home was severely damaged by flood water as a result of Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
Christine Lopez in her kitchen in Friendswood on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. The home was severely damaged by flood water as a result of Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

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