Families Without Flood Insurance Struggling In Harvey’s Wake


TALLYING UP THE NUMBERS, THEY'RE THINK 1,000 HOMES IN HARRIS COUNTY ALONE COULD HAVE DAMAGE THE STORMS SO UNPRECEDENTED HERE, EVEN PEOPLE WITH FLOODED HOMES NOW DIDN'T HAVE FLOOD INSURANCE

YOU MIGHT SAY WHY DID ATLANTA INSURANCE? WELL, THEY DIDN'T NECESSARILY HAVE TO HAVE IT WHERE THEY WERE LIVING LET'S CHECK IN WITH IDEA IS FOR THAT PART OF THE STORY — JD FOR THAT PART OF THE STORY Reporter: JUST LOOK AT WHAT SOME OF NEUVIRTH FAMILIES HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH AS FAR AS CLEANUP ON THE FIRST DAY BACK IN THEIR HOMES

BUT THEY MAY BE IN FOR A RUDE AWAKENING BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THIS NEIGHBORHOOD THAT WAS SOCKED WITH FIVE FEET OF WATER ISN'T CONSIDERED TO BE IN WHAT'S A FLOOD ZONE SO NONE OF THESE PEOPLE HAD FLOOD INSURANCE, AND NOW THEY'RE AT THE MERCY OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND WILL LIKELY FACE ENORMOUS OUT OF POCKET COSTS FOR REINSTRUCTION Reporter: IVAN MORENO WAS ONE OF THE FIRST HOMEOWNERS TO FLOAT BACK INTO HIS NEIGHBORHOOD NOW THAT FLOODWATERS HAVE RECEDED TAKE THE WATER OUT

Reporter: OTHERS, LIKE PERRY, DIDN'T LIKE WHAT THEY SAW OR SMELLED RETURNING TO THEIR HOMES, WHERE WATER MARKS LEFT IN THE GARAGE OFFERED A GRIM WARNING OF THE DAMAGE THEY WOULD FIND INSIDE IT'S HORRENDOUS IT MILLS YEAH, IT SMELLS, TOO

IT'S HORRIBLE Reporter: IN DOZENS OF HOMES HERE IN SPRING, APPLIANCES WERE FOUND OVERTURNED, FLOORS SATURATED, AND EVERYTHING ON THEIR FIRST FLOORS RUINED I DON'T KNOW I REALLY DON'T KNOW Reporter: RENEE TORRES AND HIS FAMILY ARE ESPECIALLY CONCERNED BECAUSE THIS NEW SUBDIVISION WASN'T EXPECTED TO FLOOD

WE WERE TOLD IT'S NOT IN A FLOOD ZONE, SO WE DON'T NEED TO WORRY ABOUT FLOOD INSURANCE WE'RE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE IT Reporter: TORRES AND OTHER HOMEOWNERS HAVE ALREADY APPLIED WITH HELP FROM FEMA, BUT THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT THEY WILL BE GIVEN ENOUGH TO REPLACE WHAT IS LOST, FROM CHILD'S TOYS, TO REPAIRS THESE STORM VICTIMS ARE DISPLACED, THEY'RE DISAPPOINTED BUT ONE THING WE DIDN'T FIND AMONG THEM WAS DESPAIR

HOPEFULNY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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