September 6, 2017

The National Flood Insurance Program has showed strong leadership by granting UP's request to make it easier for households and businesses impacted by Harvey to get their insurance claims filed and paid fairly and on time.  The program operates under rules set by Congress.

The rules for NFIP claims are much more strict and technical than standard property insurance claims.  They say how and when you have to file your flood damage claim, how detailed it has to be, how quickly it can be...

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August 31, 2017
There has been some confusion about the effect of a new Texas law that limits the future legal rights of people and businesses that will be filing insurance claims for damage from Hurricane Harvey. The new law comes into play in situations where an insurance company wrongfully underpays or denies a claim.  The law will impact policyholders differently, depending on what type of insurance policy they have and when they notify their insurer of Harvey damage.  There are at least three types of insurance policies at issue:  Policies issued by standard/private insurance...
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August 30, 2017

Unless a bank requires you to buy it, you probably aren't paying for flood insurance on your home. Maybe it's because you don't live near water. Maybe it's because your community mapping is outdated. Maybe it's because an insurance agent said you don't need it. Maybe you can't afford it. Whatever the reason, now would be a GREAT time to reconsider.  So much rain fell on Texas during Hurricane Harvey in August 2017 that the National Weather Service had to add...

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August 28, 2017

 

Dates of the hurricane:

Incident Period: August 23-September 15, 2017

Major Disaster Declaration: August 25, 2017

 

Wind speed:

130mph (Category 4) at landfall in Rockport, Texas

 

Peak rainfall:[1]

40-61 inches

51.88 inches fell in Cedar Bayou in less than five days

 

Affected areas/counties/DRC info:

Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun...

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August 8, 2017

 

Here you will find first steps after a wildfire and tips, tools and resources for recovering from a partial or total wildfire loss. Our main focus is on helping you navigate your insurance claim toward a full, fair and prompt settlement, but we also offer guidance on emotional recovery, debris removal, temporary living arrangements, government aid, construction issues, hiring professional help, and deciding how and if you will repair, rebuild or buy a replacement home.

If your home has been damaged or destroyed by the wildfire, we are very sorry.  Watch the...

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