Hurricane Harvey hit Texas as a Category 4 storm with sustained 130 mph winds and dropped an unimaginable 50+ inches of rain as it slowly churned over Houston for five days. As the hurricane’s floodwaters receded and its clouds moved away, the true damage left behind in the wake of this devastating storm has begun to come to light.
It has been estimated that the economic impact of the storm will be somewhere between $48-75 billion with the majority of that in property damage. In Harris County alone, which includes Houston, up to 40,000 homes are estimated to have been destroyed. While this storm may not hit the massive $108 billion in economic losses that Hurricane Katrina amassed in 2005, Harvey is a disaster that will likely take Houston and its surrounding areas many years from which to recover.
Although it may be difficult to predict the amount of damage that a storm will cause…
Here are some precautions that you can take to protect your financial assets if a hurricane hits your home.
Putting your life back together after a hurricane can be difficult and overwhelming, but with disasters like hurricanes, many come out to selflessly offer their help and support. Neighbors help neighbors and people from all over the country offer support. With the right resources and the right help, you can recover from the storm. FEMA provides the resources and detailed information on where to turn when disaster strikes and how you can help those who need it most.