Much of the conversation following the destruction left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey is about the physical damage —and rightfully so. With thousands of homes destroyed by flood waters, the main focus is on how to rebuild.
But what has been missing from the conversation is the severe emotional damage and stress that those affected by the flood face in the aftermath of such a disaster.
It is important to rebuild not only physical buildings, but the emotional state of the people that experienced the flood. Unlike a family home ravaged by flood and wind, the emotional scars are not as obvious, but they are still there.
For those in Houston or nearby areas hit by this monster storm, they are not just statistics or faces on the news. Their lives have been completely changed. They have been thrown into a traumatic situation, and are dealing with serious mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder that must be adequately addressed.
Many are still trying to deal with local governments, FEMA and insurance agencies to try to get their physical dwellings back to normal. With all of the delays, it is no surprise that Houston area residents affected by the flood are trying to make it through their own dark storm of emotions from the stress of it all.
In Houston, there is a lack of public health organizations that can handle the needs of its residents. That’s what inspired Maureen and Jim Hackett to donate $20 million to build a regional mental health center in Houston.
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According to the Houston Chronicle, following a hurricane:
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in children 5-11-years-old is 5x higher than normal
- PTSD in parents is 6x higher than normal
At Long & Long Property Loss Attorneys, we are grateful that the conversation about mental health is starting, and are inspired to learn about good Texans such as the Hacketts that are giving back to the community.
We understand that this is an extremely difficult time for those affected by the flood. That’s why we created the Harvey Wind and Flood Insurance Claim division at our law firm.
We want to advocate for you to help you receive the wind and flood insurance claim you deserve, to speed up the rebuilding process and help you and your family get back to normal as soon as possible.
The compassionate lawyers at Long & Long understand what you are going through. We know that lack of action by local governments and FEMA is unfair to you, and causing more stress than you need to deal with right now. Because true rebuilding is more than fixing homes, it’s rebuilding your peace of mind.
If your home suffered severe damage during Hurricane Harvey and you have to file a wind and flood insurance claim, we can handle your entire 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 thousands of flood victims have 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.
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