The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has upgraded Hurricane Harvey to a
Category 3 Storm as it approaches the Texas coastline at about 10 miles
per hour. Category 3 Storms have consistent winds of at least 120 miles
per hours and even stronger gusts. Hurricane Harvey is expected to slam
into the coast slightly northeast of Corpus Christi this evening (August 25th, 2017).
hurricane makes landfall, it is expected to swamp the entire region in heavy rainfall,
maintaining its strength until late Saturday morning. The result could be
flooding throughout densely populated areas, which has already triggered many evacuation
orders in the region. The National Weather Service predicts that the storm
will linger around San Antonio and ultimately push towards Houston as
a storm cell, not necessarily a hurricane. It is not expected to fully
dissipate until Wednesday.
President Trump issued a tweet to urge anyone subject to an evacuation
order to heed it. Staying within the path of Hurricane Harvey or within
the predicted flood zones will be incredibly dangerous and potentially
life-threatening. Residents are advised to do what they can to prepare
for Hurricane Harvey and always act with caution and compassion. Never
do anything that jeopardizes your own health or safety.
Managing Hurricane Damage Claims After Hurricane Harvey
Once the worst of Hurricane Harvey is over, insurance companies throughout
Houston, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and the rest of southeastern Texas
will get near-countless calls from consumers to report property damage.
Ideally, every report will be taken seriously and everyone with a homeowners’
insurance policy for hurricane damage will get the right amount of coverage
and compensation for damages. However, realistically, this will not be the case.
Many insurance companies are notorious for denying, delaying, or undervaluing
hurricane damage claims to try to save themselves money at the expense
of the people who pay and rely on them for insurance coverage. Daly &
Black, P.C. and our Houston bad faith insurance attorneys are here to
help you after your claim is mishandled by your insurer, as we have been
for years. We can review the evidence you gathered that shows how your
property was damaged by Hurricane Harvey, carefully construct an argument
to present to your insurer for full coverage, and even take the case to
litigation if need be.
For so many people, our hurricane claims lawyers in Houston have become
the go-to name in insurance claims representation, as our
client testimonials and history of
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contact us online to learn more about our services and your options. You can even schedule a
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Additional Hurricane Harvey Information
You can get more important information about Hurricane Harvey and general
hurricane preparedness from these websites: