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Tips for Finding a Vehicle Bookmark

Early estimates show thousands of Houston-area car owners and dealerships lost vehicles during Hurricane Harvey. With scarce resources, many residents are turning to car rental companies to find transportation. If your car was flooded, finding reliable transportation, even temporary transportation, can be a lifeline in a commuter city such as Houston. To avoid long waits for rental vehicles, residents are encouraged to request a vehicle as soon as possible. Some rent-a-car companies such as Enterprise Holdings, which owns the Alamo, Enterprise, and National rent-a-car agencies, even have emergency response plans in place for dispatching vehicles to affected areas faster. In addition to shipping vehicles to affected areas, Enterprise also waives one-way trip fees for renters who drop off their vehicles in Houston. Residents are encouraged to be patient as vehicles are shipped to Houston from other areas.

The Importance of Flood Insurance Bookmark

Thousands upon thousands in Houston and Harris County have been impacted by the force of Hurricane Harvey, realizing all too well the necessity of homeowners insurance and finding out the hard way just how important it is to have the separate flood policy. It is estimated that only about 15 percent of homeowners in Harris County have flood insurance. The main difference between standard homeowners insurance and a flood policy is rising water. There are many examples of other scenarios in which water may enter your home and, depending on your homeowners insurance policy, the damage would likely be covered. For instance, if a pipe burst or a hot water heater leaked. But homeowners must purchase a separate policy for rising water, specifically a flood insurance policy that is written through the National Flood Insurance Program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Staying Healthy After a Flood Bookmark

With the widespread flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, Harris County Public Health is warning the public to take precautions when working in flood-damaged areas. As cleanup continues, residents should be aware of the following health hazards: Breathing mold can cause health consequences for some. In those who are susceptible, mold can cause allergy-like symptoms such as a runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, and skin irritation.