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Flood Recovery: Taking the Next Steps Bookmark

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the worst natural disaster in U.S. history, many residents in the most devastated neighborhoods have already begun the arduous task of sifting through their belongings and clearing their homes of muck left behind from flood waters. Piles of wet sheet rock, furniture, appliances, flooring, and more are stacking up in front lawns across Harris County. And while the debris is an eye-sore and a constant reminder of the destruction to our communities, we ask that you remember these 4 Ps of debris removal:

Red Cross Bookmark

The Red Cross is active across the area helping Hurricane Harvey victims recover, offering shelter, warm meals, and other resources. If you need shelter or would like to help, check out some of the resources listed below.

Filing Insurance Bookmark

Filing Insurance
Evacuating to a safe location is top priority, but if you had property damage, you should contact your insurance provider to file a claim as soon as possible. Ask about what your policy covers and offer as many details as possible to your insurance provider because you may have more coverage than you realize. For example, while homeowners insurance specifically excludes flooding, you may have a policy that covers water damage from a tree that fell through a window or wind damage to the roof. Although insurance adjusters won’t be able to visit residences until the water recedes,