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hurricane damage Joel Rivera, an irrigation worker for Alico Inc., clears a downed tree near his home amongst the Alico Bereah Grove in Frostproof, Florida. (Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

(Bloomberg) – Allen Owen, the mayor of Missouri City, Texas, wants to do more to protect his town from the next disaster. But the city hasn’t gotten any of the roughly $1 million in federal disaster funds he said it’s owed after Hurricane Harvey. That means less money to flood-proof the local bayou, install bigger pumps or buy and demolish homes that keep flooding.

“We’re getting into hurricane season,” Owen, a Republican, said in an interview. “It’s going to happen again.”

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