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Hurricane Harvey Post-Catastrophic Event Resources

The following information is an overview of resources available for communities and local governments that are members of the Risk Pool, and includes links that might be helpful to your citizens, as well.

Resources For Risk Pool Members

TMLIRP Claims Contact Information – Members of the Risk Pool should contact the Pool as soon as practical to start the claims process. This includes those members who purchase flood coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA), or other wind carriers. The Risk Pool can help you coordinate those claims, as an extension of your staff.

Claims Hotline: 800-537-6655
Email: claims@tmlirp.org

Preventing Contractor Fraud and Abuse – Members of the TML Risk Pool have access to a highly qualified adjusting staff who can help provide you with resources as part of the claims process. If you receive solicitations from contractors you don’t know, public adjusters, consultants or others who promise they can help you to make your claim with the Pool, we ask that you contact your Risk Pool adjuster prior to hiring those individuals. Many times, with the involvement of these individuals, members will have less money to repair and replace their properties, and it can create unnecessary friction in the claims process. If you are aware of any potential fraud or abuse, contact your District Attorney’s office, or the Attorney General’s Office.

The Risk Pool has access to a robust list of resources that are ready and available, and can help you as part of the claims process. They also understand the unique partnership between the members who make up the Risk Pool.

For more information on protecting yourself in complex property claims, please refer to page 10 of the Risk Pool’s Summer, 2014 Issue of Membership Matters.

Coverage & FEMA Info for Hurricane Harvey – Disaster Assistance Fact Sheet – This fact sheet addresses the interactions between your primary property coverage, National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) coverage, Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) coverage and disaster assistance related to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The focus is on the coordination between the coverages, and the requirements for obtaining disaster assistance.

Post Catastrophic Event Actions for Local Governments – some practical tips to consider as you begin to recover after the storm. This checklist is designed for local governments. Most importantly, please take pictures or video of damaged structures and preserve anything that might assist in adjusting the claim. It is also appropriate to make emergency repairs and take steps to prevent further damage, as your coverage supports these emergency and mitigating repairs.

TML Risk Pool Emergency Preparedness Plans Publication – Practical tips to help your community recover, including emergency resources and numbers.

Sample Emergency Ordinances, Agreements, Declarations, Notices & Ordinances – from the Texas City Attorneys Association (Alan Bojorquez – Bojorquez Law Firm)

Employer Concerns After an Emergency Situation (PowerPoint) – from the Texas City Attorneys Association (Vanessa Gonzalez – Bickerstaff Heath Delgado & Acosta Law Firm)

Employment and Workers’ Compensation Questions – The Risk Pool’s Legal Department is available to assist you with disaster-related employment issues and questions at 800-537-6655

Other Resources for Members and the Citizens You Serve

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