While Hurricane Harvey left an enormous amount of damage in its wake, some regions – like West Houston – were flooded and heavily damaged after Harvey when the U.S. Amy Corps of Engineers (Corps) decided to release the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs. This controlled release was intended to limit … [Read more...] about Post-Harvey Reservoir Releases Raise Key Questions, Reveal Tragic Failures
The more than 64 inches of rain brought by Hurricane Harvey caused significant damage to nearly 43,000 apartments across Houston, putting them out of operation until repairs are completed. This represents about 6 percent of the entire apartment market in the Houston metro area, which is the 4th … [Read more...] about Apartments Damaged by Hurricane Harvey: A Look at the Areas Impacted the Most
Weeks following Hurricane Harvey, families and businesses are still just in the beginning stages of the rebuilding process. With the record-setting rainfall came damage estimated to exceed $100 billion. Property owners anxious to rebuild and return to normal, however, may come across legal … [Read more...] about Important Considerations for Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey
Once you have contacted your insurance company regarding the damage caused by a hurricane, an insurance adjuster will be assigned to inspect the damage and provide an estimate for the repair costs. Knowing what to expect during the adjuster’s inspection – and being prepared for it – can help you … [Read more...] about Hurricane Insurance Adjusters: What Should Be Done During an Inspection?
A warm, damp climate and hurricane weather are the perfect mix for mold to grow and spread throughout a flooded home. Mold should be a serious concern to homeowners who have been affected by a hurricane and have been unable to access their home for days or even weeks. Unfortunately, mold growth … [Read more...] about What Is Covered from Mold Damage Caused by a Hurricane?
The recent hurricane caused billions of dollars in damage and left countless without homes. Following events like this, insurance claims become incredibly important, and mitigating damages can be crucial to each claim. Those with applicable insurance may feel more at ease knowing they are … [Read more...] about The What, Why & How of Mitigating Damages from the Recent Hurricane