Tropical Storm Hanna Wreaks Damage Across South Texas

Vertical view of hurricane

The first hurricane of the season in the Atlantic, Hurricane Hanna, made landfall along the Gulf Coast of southern Texas on Saturday before weakening to a tropical depression.

CNN reports that the Category 1 hurricane made landfall on Padre Island, south of Corpus Christi, bringing with it sustained winds of 90 mph, heavy rains, and threats of flooding. The following evening it was downgraded to a tropical depression, with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.

Despite the storm weakening to a tropical depression, widespread rainfall and wind caused damage across South Texas. Some areas saw more than a foot of rainfall.

In Corpus Christi, part of the popular Bob Hall Pier collapsed and the Art Museum of South Texas sustained damage as a result of the major storm surge. In the Rio Grande Valley town of Mission, the National Weather Service declared a flash flood emergency. Thousands in Mission, as well as other areas of South Texas, lost power for days following the storm.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for 32 counties in the state and also issued a federal emergency disaster declaration request.

Hurricane and Tropical Storm Damage Insurance Disputes

Hurricanes and tropical storms can cause substantial damage to your home, business, or property. The toll of the destruction, both physical and emotional, can be devastating. 

A homeowners insurance policy that covers hurricane and tropical storm damage should give you some peace of mind during this time, but insurance companies don’t always hold their end of the bargain. Often, they will try to deny claims or pay out as little as possible after a hurricane or storm hits, leaving you without the compensation you need to recover from a disaster.

If you’ve been affected by a hurricane or tropical storm and are having trouble getting your insurance claim paid, you’ll want an experienced attorney on your side. Morgan & Morgan’s hurricane insurance lawyers can help you recover the money you need to put the pieces back together.

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In times like these, you can count on us. If you own a home or business that has suffered hurricane or tropical storm damage, and your insurance company is denying, delaying, or lowballing your claim, contact us. We believe you deserve full and fair compensation, and we have the resources to take on the biggest bullies in America. With Morgan & Morgan, you’ll have 30 years of experience, 500+ attorneys, and $7 billion recovered on your side.

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By emily

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