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  • Disaster Scams - How to Avoid Them and What To Do

    Click here for information on how to avoid scams when dealing with the effects of a natural disaster. Read More

    By:
    Texas Office of the Attorney General - Consumer Protection Division; USA.gov; U.S. DOJ, Investopedia
  • Disaster Relief Handbook

    Click here for a guidebook on how to respond to legal questions from those affected by disasters. This handbook is written for lawyers, but can serve as a good reference guide for those affected by a disaster. Read More

    By:
    State Bar of Texas , Houston Bar Association, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Lone Star Legal Aid
  • Disaster-Related Fraud

    A disaster can lure crooked building contractors and public insurance adjusters. They?ll try to exploit the confusion and emergency conditions and swindle you and your insurance company. Click the link for information on how to avoid being taken advantage of after a disaster. Read More

    By:
    Attorney General of Texas Consumer Protection Division
  • Disaster Recovery: Avoid Home Repair Fraud

    Review this resource to make sure you don't get ripped off by dishonest repair contractors. Learn what to watch out for and how to document work agreements to avoid disputes and lost money later. Read More

    By:
    Lone Star Legal Aid
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
  • Preaparing Your Finances For Emergencies

    Hurricane Sandy reminded us that disasters – storms, fires, floods, earthquakes – can happen to anyone, and when they do you have little time to react. If you had to leave your home in an emergency, you would only have minutes to choose what stays and what goes, and your financial records may be one of the last things on your mind. So, collecting and organizing your financial information now could help you avoid problems and recover faster. Read More

    By:
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Dan Rutherford
  • Disaster Relief: Flood Insurance

    Click here for information on flood insurance on what it covers, doesn't cover and more. Read More

    By:
    Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Disaster Legal Aid

    Click here for information on resources to help you as you go recover from a disaster such as a hurricane. Read More

    By:
    Lone Star Legal Aid
  • How to Spot a Flood Damaged Car? Answers here!

    Good information to help YOU spot a flood damaged car BEFORE you buy. Read More

    By:
    Texas Department of Motor Vehciles
  • Disaster Relief Resources

    Click here for a one stop shop of resoruces from the State Bar Of Texas and FEMA on recovering after a disaster. Read More

    By:
    State Bar of Texas
  • Disaster Relief: Property Taxes

    Click here for good and reliable information about how a disaster affects your property taxes and what you can do during your recovery. Read More

    By:
    Texas RioGrande Legal Aid