Flood Safety

by Terry Bryant

Houston Flood 2016

Houston Flood 2016: I-10 & Gessner

During the week of April 18, 2016, Houston—once again—saw overwhelming rainfall. Many areas experienced rainfall that rivaled current records. Eight people lost their lives.

Over recent years, it has become an annual event for Houston to flood to overwhelming levels, leaving people trapped in cars and homes. Although many experts are attributing recent flooding to infrastructure issues because of Houston’s massive growth, there are ways to ease the effects of flooding until a long-term solution is implemented.

  • Stockpile supplies—have plenty of nonperishable goods to keep your household running should you be flooded into your home.
  • Drive sparingly—monitor road closures and water levels before leaving home. Do not leave unless absolutely necessary.
  • Turn around—do not proceed through standing water. Reroute to avoid flooding out your vehicle or being swept away by rushing water.

If you or a loved one has been damaged by flooding, contact a board certified personal injury attorney to evaluate your potential claim.