Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on the Texas coast on Friday, August 25, 2017. Harvey battered and drenched Texas for days before finally moving out of the state. The heavy rains from Harvey caused catastrophic flooding throughout the Coastal Bend Region, the Houston area and Southeast Texas.
This webpage provides Hurricane Harvey resources from the federal government, Governor Gregg Abbott’s Hurricane Center webpage, the Texas Department of Insurance, TDI’s Division of Workers’ Compensation and other relevant resources.
Watch our Hurricane Harvey video below.
Hurricane Harvey Survivor has Harrowing Ride of his Life, watch 7 minute interview with Robert Mitchell of Port Aransas.
Information regarding HB 1774 HB 1774 was passed during the 85th Texas Legislative Session to address a specific, narrow form of lawsuit abuse. HB 1774 does NOT apply to windstorm claims filed with TWIA or flood claims filed with the NFIP. There was a large amount of misinformation regarding the law’s impact on claims and the claims process in the immediate aftermath of Harvey’s landfall. ICT produced this infographic with information on the law.
TWIA offers these tips to make sure you are protected from fraud:
TWIA adjusters do not ask for, or accept, money. In the Rockport area, a contractor was recently arrested for price gouging clients on tree removal services.
Ask contractors and adjusters for ID. If possible, confirm contractor identities with local officials. TWIA adjusters have TWIA badges.
Be aware that a TWIA adjuster will never request payment for service.
Contractors performing major repairs in Rockport, Corpus Christi, and Port Aransas are required to register with the City. Check online for additional information: Rockport,Corpus Christi, and Port Aransas.
If you suspect disaster-related fraud activities, call the TWIA Fraud Hotline at 800-625-0425.