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Hurricane Harvey Is Poised To Break All Financial Records For Storm Damage

Even before the rain has stopped and the floodwaters receded, authorities are already predicting that Harvey will be one of the most expensive storms ever. According to the most recent census data, the eight counties of the Houston metro area are valued at $353 billion. The coastal areas from Beaumont to Corpus Christi add another $39 billion in residential value. That is coming close to pushing the residential value at just over $400 billion. That was the value before the storm hit.

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By mapping the flooded areas so far and estimating the value of the impacted properties, authorities a finding that $145 billion worth of property are at direct risk. Twelve years ago Hurricane Katrina is said to have cost just over $100 billion in property damage. Only $40 million was covered by private insurance with another $16 billion covered by the National Flood Insurance Program.

Unfortunately, most insurers do not offer flood insurance as part of their standard policy. Coverage for flood damage has to be bought as a separate policy from FEMA. This really only comes into play if homes are situated in vulnerable areas. Most lenders require that homeowners get flood insurance in those cases. But what makes hurricane Harvey so different is that the area impacted is so large that even zones that weren’t designated as flood zones are being overrun by water. This means that families will lose home and possessions without any chance of reimbursement.

There’s also the interruption to the Houston shipping channel and oil refineries that will have an impact well beyond Texas. There could most likely be a spike in gas prices in the coming days and weeks. Until those refinery and shipping channels get back online those prices are to remain high.

The focus now is on rescue and recovery. It won’t be until the floodwaters are totally receded will the true sense of damage be appreciated. Thankfully, there are companies like Junk King Dallas Mid Cities that are standing by to provide fast storm damage removal. No doubt, some of these crews will be making their way to Houston to lend with the cleanup efforts. It’s going to be a long time before things get back to any sense of normalcy for a lot of Texans.

Call On Junk King For Fast Water Damage Cleanup

Every hurricane carries a destructive two punch combination. The first punch comes from the devastating winds that can rip a home to shreds in a matter of minutes. The second punch is all the rain and flooding that follows. Often, that rain will last several days long after the hurricane has dissipated. That certainly proved true with Hurricane Harvey. The Gulf Coast of Texas took a direct hit but the rain and flooding permeated throughout much of Texas and here in Dallas. If you suffered any water damage as a result of the hurricane, then you can count on Junk King Dallas Mid Cities to provide fast cleanup.

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Once water seeps into a basement, it can create a lot of trouble. You might be able to bring in industrial fans to try out the floorboards but water that seeps into carpets, drapes, rugs, furniture and drywall is a different matter. Although soggy items need to be pulled out of the house as quickly as possible. If left to dry on their own, they could create a perfect atmosphere for mold to grow. That is why it is so vital to take care of water damage cleanup as quickly as possible.

Junk King Dallas Mid Cities will make water damage cleanup at priority. Their crews have been working very hard in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey but they always leave room to take on new customers. Many appointments are handled within 24 hours of first contact. But if the crews are in your neighborhood, then it’s very likely they could also come by the same day.

Lugging wet items up a flight of basement stairs is going to be a challenge if you were to take on the job by itself. But it will be a challenge for the two-man crew from Junk King. These are expert movers who have a lot of experience hauling away all kinds of bulky objects. As for the fee, you’ll only be charge a flat rate based upon how much room your junk will fill up on the back of the truck. You won’t be charge by the pound and that can make a huge difference especially with things that have been soaked by water. Take care of your water damage removal the right way by calling Junk King Dallas Mid Cities today.