Hurricane Harvey Reservoir Flooding
The Damaged Caused Affects Thousands
Hurricane Harvey was a catastrophic event that led to thousands of homes being flooded in the Houston area. Unfortunately, despite the power of mother nature, certain flooding was caused by the deliberate governmental actions of both federal and state governmental entities.
Most of the homes and businesses affected by these deliberate governmental actions are not in flood plains. The affected areas had previously never seen flooding of this magnitude, and they would likely have never seen such devastation were it not for both the Army Corps of Engineers releasing the Addicks and Barker reservoirs and the San Jacinto River Authority releasing water from the Lake Conroe dam.
Faced with unprecedented damage, thousands of home and business owners are now forced to navigate the unimaginable prospect of rebuilding from total loss without the benefit of flood insurance. Even those few with flood insurance now must deal with uncooperative insurance companies that can both dramatically undervalue claims or outright refuse to pay.
Rebuilding and picking up the pieces after a natural disaster is an immensely difficult process. Homes are destroyed, priceless and irreplaceable heirlooms lost, businesses are shuttered, and employees are out of work. None of the thousands affected should be forced to also navigate the complex process of seeking compensation from the governmental entities responsible for their loss.
Fleming Nolen & Jez Can Help
Property owners in the affected areas may be entitled to compensation through inverse compensation claims. These claims are not related to flood insurance, and property owners do not have to have flood insurance to file an inverse compensation claim. In fact, for many affected property owners, an inverse compensation claim may be their only available course of legal action.
The attorneys at Fleming, Nolen & Jez are all licensed in the state of Texas and long-time residents of Houston. We are eager to help our affected neighbors begin to put the pieces back together after the unimaginable damage caused by the intentional flooding of Buffalo Bayou.
Start Your Flood Claim Today
If your property was affected by the flooding caused by the release of the Addicks and Barker reservoirs, and/or flooding caused by the water release from the Lake Conroe dam please complete the form on the left of the page. If you qualify, we will send you a document to complete online, which will enable us to immediately begin investigating your potential claim. We have dedicated our careers to fighting for the rights of our clients, and we will put our decades of experience to use in order to protect your rights and help you to secure just compensation for your losses.
After you have completed the form on the left, call us at (713) 621-7944 if you have any questions.