April 2018

Most Hurricane Harvey Drownings Outside Flood Zones

Long & Long Property Insurance Loss Attorneys, Mobile Alabama Posted April 25th, 2018

Only 22% of Drowning Deaths Inside Historical Floodplain Researchers from Texas and the Netherlands recently conducted a study of Hurricane Harvey fatalities. They found the leading cause of death related to the storm was drowning—and reached the alarming conclusion that most of these deaths occurred outside of the designated flood zones. In fact, only 22%…

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New Houston Law Requires Elevated Homes

Houston Flood Insurance Attorney Posted April 18th, 2018

A recent study by the Houston Public Works organization found that more than 80% of Houston homes could have avoided serious flood damage if they had been elevated. They concluded homes should be built at least a foot above the estimated water level of a 100-year storm—meaning total rainfall has a 1% chance of occurring…

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Has Your Flood Insurance Company Denied or Underpaid Your Hurricane Harvey Flood Loss Insurance Claim?  

Long & Long Property Insurance Loss Attorneys, Mobile Alabama Posted April 12th, 2018

Recently, the Wall Street Journal published a telling video detailing the stories of two families with different income levels who have both suffered significant damage to their homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Both families have flood insurance. One family’s claim has gone unpaid entirely. The other’s claim was underpaid severely. Each has suffered…

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