Residents in several parts of Texas evacuate due to flooding

Hundreds of families in central and south Texas were displaced from their homes due to flood water from overflowing rivers, a June 1 article of CBS DFW reported.

A “state of disaster” was declared by Texas Governor Greg Abbott on June 1 after 31 counties in the state were flooded. The Brazos River, Neches River, and Colorado River reportedly overflowed due to the heavy rains. Although many residents in affected areas decided to vacate their homes, there were residents whose homes were flooded that decided to stay as well. Texas climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon reported that heavy rains may continue even as the El Nino period is coming to an end. 

Houses are at risk of sustaining severe damage when flooded. If your home was flooded due to natural forces, you should be eligible to get your repair funds from your insurance provider to restore your home. However, if your insurance provider is negligent in reimbursing your funds in Dallas, an attorney at Smith Kendall, PLLC may be able to work for you. Call us at (214) 361-6124 to learn more and discuss your legal options.