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Toxic Chemicals in Flood Waters Pose Serious Health Risks to Houston Residents

March 20th, 2018 Flood Damage
Toxic Chemicals in Harvey Flood Waters

Hurricane Harvey has left a tremendous impact on the lives of countless Houston residents. However, one negative outcome that seems to be overlooked is the dangerous toll on the environment and public health. The severe flooding caused toxic chemicals from area chemical plants and oil refineries to spread into the air and soil, posing serious, long-term health risks.

Houston boasts more than 500 industrial sites, and the severe flooding has resulted in the release of toxic chemicals into the already devasted environment. The chemicals have infested the flood waters of people’s homes, causing severe damage, including lingering mold and bacteria.

Harvey Flood waters in homes of one public housing project in Buffalo Bayou were tested and showed evidence of unhealthy levels of E. coli and arsenic. In another similarly alarming situation, leaks at a Houston energy refinery released benzene, a carcinogen, into a local neighborhood.

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Many Houston residents were likely not aware of the severity of the environmental pollution. This is in part due to how the Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality failed to test flood waters and inform the public fast enough.

It is important to know about the risks in your area as chemicals and mold can cause a variety of health issues, including respiratory problems. Mold can cause health problems years after the flooding has ended, and could lead to health complications that are fatal.

If you are one of the thousands of Houston residents that have suffered property damage in the wake of Hurricane Harvey who have insurance, you deserve a fair insurance claim to rebuild.

If your home suffered severe damage during Hurricane Harvey and you have wind and flood insurance, we can handle your entire flood and wind insurance claim for you. Contact the Harvey Flood Property Loss Attorneys at Long & Long at 713-863-0333.

We have handled over 7,500 property loss claims successfully securing the insurance benefits our clients deserved. Our attorneys are dedicated to fighting FEMA and private insurance companies to win the maximum insurance settlement.

We have been up against their adjusters, lawyers and their underpayment tactics time and time again. Don’t be a victim twice.

The experienced Harvey Flood Insurance Claims Attorneys will work to secure the recovery you deserve for your residential, business or commercial property loss claim. Call Long & Long’s Property Loss Attorneys today at 713-863-0333. One of our Houston flood and wind insurance lawyers is standing by to help.

Take control of your insurance claim by calling Long & Long’s Property Loss Attorneys.

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