What To Do After A Hurricane Hits

I woke up on August 25 without a care in the world.  I had just woken up from twelve hours of sleep, after fighting a week-long case of the flu.  So, I did the only thing to do when has the flu, which is sleep, drink gatorade, and watch reruns of Grey’s Anatomy for the millionth time on DVD, and not on Netflix because those are merely the versions that aired on TV, and not the versions with extra scenes. The last I heard of Harvey was that it was a tropical storm quickly gaining power. I knew we would get some rain, and I barely heard it through my flu-induced grogginess. Imagine my surprise when I woke up today, ready to rejoin society.

There is water everywhere. My first floor is completely underwater, and my new Porsche is literally covered.  I don’t think I could be any more upset right now. I had paid that off almost up-front! I had been saving for years!

It’s bad enough that I get sick the very day that I drive this car, brand spanking new, right off the lot.  And now, it’s ruined.  The poor leather interior.  I barely got to play my tunes on the speakers, driving down the highway with the wind in my hair, and my kittie cat, Mr. Whiskers, in the front seat. 

I started looking for answers right away and climbed out onto my roof from one of the windows. Unfortunately, my router was on the first floor of my apartment, so I had to rely on my cell phone service for support. I did find out that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers messed up big time, and it wasn’t just my house and neighborhood that was flooded, but even the neighborhoods north of the reservoir are flooded as well! Unfortunately, they were within their legal rights to flood the area, and are well-protected due to some old law that mentioned their duties, but people are still discussing lawsuits, and I’m going to do that as well!

According to this one lawyer, Williams Kherkher, the government had used the land to avoid flooding all of Houston (and I can understand that), but they also owe us compensation for doing so without our permission. I’m extremely grateful that this method of getting back on my feet exists! I don’t even have a job to go to right now because that is also underwater!

I’m still deciding whether I want to go through with an individual claim or class action lawsuit, where a bunch of people will be coming together to fight the people responsible for this catastrophe. It sounds like less of a headache, but it’ll also take forever to receive any funds with which I could rebuild. I’ll have to decide soon, I know. Thankfully I’m one of few people who had insurance to cover this!