While our nation is focused on the serious drought issue that has plagued the State of Texas, the Midwest, and the Corn Belt, Houston and southeast Texas have recently experienced massive rains – keeping drought conditions at bay for this part of the country.
From Drought to Floods
Some areas of southeast Texas received more than 18 inches of rain over several days, and other areas along Cypress Creek had more rain in a 24-hour period than Hurricane Ike brought to the state in 2008. In the Houston area, residents saw over 14 inches of rainfall in a short amount of time, and over 9 inches of rain fell in Conroe.
According to weather authorities, the Houston area saw historic rainfall levels causing streets and homes to flood. The estimated figures indicate that about 100 homes flooded in the northwest part of Houston due to overflow from Cypress Creek.
Weather Disparities for Texas
While the southeast part of Texas is experiencing flooding rainfall, however, the western portion of the state remains in drought conditions. This means that the drought conditions will continue to impact farmers and agriculture in the Panhandle, continuing to cause billions of dollars in losses. Summertime is typically a time the state sees great rainfall, especially in West Texas, but this year West Texas is hoping for more rain and Houston is trying to dry off.
Getting the Right Help
Whether you have a flood insurance claim or an agriculture claim due to the drought conditions, you need to talk with an experienced Houston insurance claim attorney for help navigating the insurance claims process and negotiating with an insurance adjuster.
Our attorneys are currently helping farmers file agriculture claims to make sure they are receiving ample compensation for their crop insurance claims. Additionally, we are also working with homeowners who have suffered flood damage from the severe weather.
For more information or to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, call the Voss Law Firm at 888-614-7730 to find out more about your rights.