The Bishops come back home 

Original story from the Galveston County Daily News

On August 27, 2017, Jimmy, Tiffany, Jacob and Joshua Bishop’s lives were drastically changed. The Bishops had to escape as their home took on major flooding when Hurricane Harvey decimated the Bay Colony Pointe neighborhood off FM 646. Every day since has been a journey to normalcy. 

The week after the hurricane, the Bishops stayed with friends until moving into Tiffany’s parents’ house in Houston. After many discussions and weighing options, Jimmy and Tiffany decided to renovate their home of 15 years. After nine months of tight living, the Bishop family has moved back into their League City home. 

Cory Garcia, Jimmy Bishop and Carl Mundt enter Bishop's home in Bay Colony Pointe in Dickinson on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. On August 27, 2017, Jimmy, Tiffany, Jacob and Joshua Bishop's home received at least 8 inches of water from Hurricane Harvey. It had receded on Tuesday, so the men went in to salvage anything they could.

Cory Garcia, Jimmy Bishop and Carl Mundt enter Bishop's home in Bay Colony Pointe in Dickinson on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. On August 27, 2017, Jimmy, Tiffany, Jacob and Joshua Bishop's home received at least 8 inches of water from Hurricane Harvey. It had receded on Tuesday, so the men went in to salvage anything they could.

Cory Garcia points toward his home in Bay Colony Pointe in Dickinson and League City on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. After grabbing salvageable items from Jimmy Bishop's home, the men floated their way down FM 646 toward their vehicle. The Bishop's stayed with some friends before moving to Tiffany Bishop's parents' home in Houston.

Cory Garcia points toward his home in Bay Colony Pointe in Dickinson and League City on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. After grabbing salvageable items from Jimmy Bishop's home, the men floated their way down FM 646 toward their vehicle. The Bishop's stayed with some friends before moving to Tiffany Bishop's parents' home in Houston.

Jimmy Bishop and Rob Haas, a close friend, tear the kitchen apart 26 days after the house flooded on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Jimmy Bishop wanted to take care of most of the demolition, because he knew he would be hiring a contractor for the renovations.

Jimmy Bishop and Rob Haas, a close friend, tear the kitchen apart 26 days after the house flooded on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Jimmy Bishop wanted to take care of most of the demolition, because he knew he would be hiring a contractor for the renovations.

Rob Haas sweeps debris as Jimmy Bishop looks at his empty kitchen at his home in Dickinson on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. "We were lucky to know people that could help us," Bishop said. The Bishops stayed with Tiffany's parents for nine months and friends helped them with a lot of the beginning processes.

Rob Haas sweeps debris as Jimmy Bishop looks at his empty kitchen at his home in Dickinson on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. "We were lucky to know people that could help us," Bishop said. The Bishops stayed with Tiffany's parents for nine months and friends helped them with a lot of the beginning processes.

Jimmy Bishop speaks with a contractor, Miguel Ortuno about the renovations they will need to make to the home on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Fixing the roof delayed the Bishop's renovations by at least a month, they said. Texas Wind Insurance Agency would not except their claim, despite ample roof damage. "We thought if we paid our insurance, we would be able to get some help from them," Tiffany said.

Jimmy Bishop speaks with a contractor, Miguel Ortuno about the renovations they will need to make to the home on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Fixing the roof delayed the Bishop's renovations by at least a month, they said. Texas Wind Insurance Agency would not except their claim, despite ample roof damage. "We thought if we paid our insurance, we would be able to get some help from them," Tiffany said.

William Campos walks by a hallway with new dry wall while working on the Bishop's home on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Campos was helping Jesus Lopez with the brunt of the work in the house. It took them about five months to make the inside livable.

William Campos walks by a hallway with new dry wall while working on the Bishop's home on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Campos was helping Jesus Lopez with the brunt of the work in the house. It took them about five months to make the inside livable.

Jacob and Joshua Bishop's height measurements were saved in the garage on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. While the house was being renovated, the Bishops spent lived with Tiffany's parents in Houston. Jacob was a sophomore at Dickinson High School and Joshua was in third grade at Odyssey Academy in Seabrook. This made Tiffany's commute every morning nearly two hours.

Jacob and Joshua Bishop's height measurements were saved in the garage on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. While the house was being renovated, the Bishops spent lived with Tiffany's parents in Houston. Jacob was a sophomore at Dickinson High School and Joshua was in third grade at Odyssey Academy in Seabrook. This made Tiffany's commute every morning nearly two hours.

The Bishops' contractor Jesus Lopez spray paints a new dresser while working on their home in Dickinson on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. The Bishops found Lopez through other neighbors. Lopez was taking care of many of the houses in Bay Colony Pointe, so he had a pretty good idea of what to do in the house, they said.

The Bishops' contractor Jesus Lopez spray paints a new dresser while working on their home in Dickinson on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. The Bishops found Lopez through other neighbors. Lopez was taking care of many of the houses in Bay Colony Pointe, so he had a pretty good idea of what to do in the house, they said.

William Campos checks the details in newly-sanded kitchen cabinets while working on the Bishops' home on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. The Bishops could choose every detail in their remodeled home. "That is one positive of Harvey," Tiffany said. "We would have never renovated the house without it."

William Campos checks the details in newly-sanded kitchen cabinets while working on the Bishops' home on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. The Bishops could choose every detail in their remodeled home. "That is one positive of Harvey," Tiffany said. "We would have never renovated the house without it."

Furniture is covered by a tarp in the Bishops' living room while William Campos checks the sanding of new cabinets on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. While there were renovations, the contractors realized the Bishops had termite damage in the back of their house, which was something they would have never found without the flood.

Furniture is covered by a tarp in the Bishops' living room while William Campos checks the sanding of new cabinets on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. While there were renovations, the contractors realized the Bishops had termite damage in the back of their house, which was something they would have never found without the flood.

Jesus Lopez shows Jimmy Bishop the new kitchen cabinets when Jimmy stopped by to be updated on Friday, March 2, 2018. "Jesus did a great job for most things," Jimmy said. "There were a couple things that we wanted to change and some decisions were made for us, but he was easy to work with and did the best work he could."

Jesus Lopez shows Jimmy Bishop the new kitchen cabinets when Jimmy stopped by to be updated on Friday, March 2, 2018. "Jesus did a great job for most things," Jimmy said. "There were a couple things that we wanted to change and some decisions were made for us, but he was easy to work with and did the best work he could."

Jack, the Bishop's dog, peaks through to the living new living room at the Bishop's house on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. After nine months of living out of their home with Tiffany's parents, the Bishops were able to move in early May. The floors were the finishing touches of the major renovations, they just need to buy furniture and make the space theirs.

Jack, the Bishop's dog, peaks through to the living new living room at the Bishop's house on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. After nine months of living out of their home with Tiffany's parents, the Bishops were able to move in early May. The floors were the finishing touches of the major renovations, they just need to buy furniture and make the space theirs.

Joshua Bishop plays with a tablet on his new bed in his home on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Joshua and his brother, Jacob both started having post-traumatic stress from heavy rain after experiencing Hurricane Harvey, Tiffany said. "We were surprised how well they got along afterward," she said. "Joshua missed his friends from next door, but they got really close to their grandparents."

Joshua Bishop plays with a tablet on his new bed in his home on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Joshua and his brother, Jacob both started having post-traumatic stress from heavy rain after experiencing Hurricane Harvey, Tiffany said. "We were surprised how well they got along afterward," she said. "Joshua missed his friends from next door, but they got really close to their grandparents."

Jimmy Bishop looks over extra toys, tools, furniture and clothing that not been sorted yet in their garage on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Jimmy is worried about houses constantly being built around the area without more drainage options being built as well. "Knowing the process takes that long makes it terrifying for a potential flood," Jimmy said. "But if it does, we are much better prepared with this experience behind us."

Jimmy Bishop looks over extra toys, tools, furniture and clothing that not been sorted yet in their garage on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Jimmy is worried about houses constantly being built around the area without more drainage options being built as well. "Knowing the process takes that long makes it terrifying for a potential flood," Jimmy said. "But if it does, we are much better prepared with this experience behind us."

Jacob Bishop smiles while Tiffany gets dinner ready in their new kitchen on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. "We had to get used to living in our house together again," Tiffany said. "They adjusted to living with their grandparents and got into a routine there." Jacob had to be reenrolled into Dickinson High School for his junior year since his address was different last year due to Hurricane Harvey.

Jacob Bishop smiles while Tiffany gets dinner ready in their new kitchen on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. "We had to get used to living in our house together again," Tiffany said. "They adjusted to living with their grandparents and got into a routine there." Jacob had to be reenrolled into Dickinson High School for his junior year since his address was different last year due to Hurricane Harvey.

Jimmy and Tiffany Bishop talk about their day at the dining room table in their newly renovated house on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Hurricane Harvey deeply affected the Bishops' lives; however, they used the experience to better their lives. They have all the insurance they need, preparation plans, an idea of what it takes to get through a hurricane and a closer bond as a family.

Jimmy and Tiffany Bishop talk about their day at the dining room table in their newly renovated house on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Hurricane Harvey deeply affected the Bishops' lives; however, they used the experience to better their lives. They have all the insurance they need, preparation plans, an idea of what it takes to get through a hurricane and a closer bond as a family.