Flood forecasts kept secret before Hurricane Harvey hit Houston
The Houston Chronicle has reported that in the days before Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston area, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' projections showed that Barker and Addicks would flood upstream homes and businesses. However, the Corps of Engineers only shared these predictions with Harris and Fort Bend County authorities and Houston city officials but NOT the public. More than 9,000 homes and businesses were flooded. Before Harvey, many of those home and business owners did not even know their neighborhoods were at risk of inundation, and many did not have flood insurance.
The law firm of Reich & Binstock would like to extend a helping hand to victims of the reservoir floods. If this happened to you or a loved one, we would like to help you. Many people affected by the intentional release of water by the Army Corp of Engineers sustained damages far greater than the maximum amount payable under their flood policies or that would be recoverable from FEMA. As a result, it may be in your best interest to explore filing a lawsuit against the Army Corp of Engineers.
These cases are highly complex and require the retention of expert witnesses such as hydrologists, civil engineers and appraisers to meet the burden of proof required by legal precedent. We handle these cases on a contingency basis, which means you will not be charged any attorneys' fees or expenses incurred in proving your case unless there is a financial recovery on your behalf.
Reich & Binstock has extensive experience in Flood Litigation having litigated most of the major flood events that have impacted Harris County over the past 30 years. We are representing each client individually and not as part of a class action. Call us today at 713-352-7883 or via our Hurricane Harvey email form.
Read the full report at the financial impact of Hurricane Harvey on Houston Households provided by Houston Public Radio and JPMorganChase Institute. Chase analyzed transaction data from a million checking accounts to measure the economic hit of Harvey http://bit.ly/2t6THCK .
Source: Houston Chronicle