The greater Houston area is currently battling the rising waters of flooded
rivers and basins, overflowing due to torrential rainstorms that have
bombarded the region in recent days. Brazoria County is reportedly one
of the areas hit the worst by the rainfall and flooding, and evacuations
will continue throughout the weeks. Much of the land between State Highway
35 and the Brazos River is expected to be inundated soon, if it is not
already. Please refer to local radio stations, television broadcasts,
and social media updates to check for evacuations in your area. A recent
update has named Bailey’s Prairie as a mandatory evacuation zone,
as well as Angleton.
Recent weather forecasts do not look hopeful for Houston, either. Intense
rainfall is expected to begin again towards the end of the week, escalating
in strength over the weekend. Additional evacuation zones are likely to
be added as floodwaters advance further north, towards the heart of Houston.
Countless homes have already been catastrophically damaged by the flooding.
Images of homes with water up to the roof’s shingles are not uncommon.
Repairing water damage caused by just a small, internal
water leak can be costly; recovering from the damage caused by the floods may be
impossible, or require complete replacements of entire homes.
Affected homeowners may encounter additional problems and headaches if their
homeowners’ insurance policy providers are reluctant to provide them the coverage they need and deserve.
In the past, people have been offered only fractions of the money required
to completely restore their home after such widespread
flood damage. Retaining the services of a lawyer may be necessary to counter the actions of
insurance bad faith.
If you need help dealing with your insurance carrier after your home was flooded,
contact Dick Law Firm and our Houston homeowners’ insurance attorney can
let you know about your legal options. Start today by requesting a