MCCC Statement on Hurricane Harvey

Our thoughts and prayers are with those deeply affected by Hurricane Harvey.  As reports come in, we have seen an endless amount of destruction in the greater Houston area.  Over 10 trillion gallons of rain have fallen, and early estimates put total damage around $40 Billion.

 

We encourage our members to help in some way.  For those individuals in the Houston area that need assistance, they should IMMEDIATELY call FEMA for an application to begin the disaster assistance process.  That number is 1-800-621-3362.

 

Many of our constituents have reached out concerned about the National Flood Insurance Programs (NFIP) future, and how Harvey may impact our particular area.

 

Our concern over the coming weeks and months is the repeated talk about the insolvency and what the true need for a Federal insurance program is.  The tragic events of Harvey reaffirm our goals to make the NFIP program affordable and sustainable. The NFIP is one of the nation’s greatest land use and insurance tools, and the MCCC will support a full reauthorization of the program. We will continue to monitor the situation, and update our membership as events unfold.

 

If you have questions, concerns, or want to talk about the flood program, please reach out at any time.