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).
After the 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 or corporate defendants 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 or corporate defendants 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 case results can attest. Call us at 888.492.2671 or contact us online to learn more about our services and your options. You can even schedule a free case evaluation to begin without having to worry about reaching for your wallet first.
Additional Hurricane Harvey Information
You can get more important information about Hurricane Harvey and general hurricane preparedness from these websites:
- National Weather Service: http://www.weather.gov/
- NOAA National Hurricane Center Tracking: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
- Texas Gulf Coast Radar: https://radar.weather.gov/ridge/radar.php?rid=hgx&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=no
- Weather Channel Storm Tracking: https://weather.com/
- Harris County Emergency Management Alerts: http://www.readyharris.org/News-Information/Harris-County-Alerts
- City of Houston Emergency Operations Center: https://houstonemergency.org/
- TXDOT Hurricane Travel Updates: http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/traffic/safety/weather/hurricane.html
- Red Cross Find A Disaster Shelter: http://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter
- US Department of Homeland Security Hurricane Basics: https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes
- Printable Hurricane Checklist: http://www.national-hurricane-center.org/hurricane-awareness/hurricane-checklist
- Local Weather and Coverage Regarding Local Flooding and Shelter Relief: www.click2houston.com
- Information about Local Flooding with Map Information: Www.floodlist.com
- List of Local Shelters with Map to Illustrate Where Those Shelters Are and What is Available to Houston Flood Victims: http://abc13.com/weather/list-of-shelters-around-houston-area/2341032/