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November 7, 2017

HTLA Annual Meeting and Reception
L'Olivier
240 Westheimer Rd. (map 
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
All Members Welcome
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November 9, 2017

HTLA CLE Membership Lunch
Brennan's of Houston
3300 Smith St. (map)
12:00 p.m.
All Members Welcome
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November 15, 2017

Founders Day
The Martin Law Firm
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
All Members Welcome
 

November 16, 2017

HTLA Welcome to the Bar
Followed by a Happy Hour
Harris County Courthouse

201 Caroline St.  (map)

3:30 p.m.
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    Hurricane Harvey

Our hearts go out to all of Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey.  Texas has suffered a heavy blow from Hurricane Harvey. This disaster will take weeks and months for everyone affected to put their lives back together and rebuild.  As the water levels go down, many will still need to be rescued, sheltered, fed, clothed and provided medical care. 

Here are critical links and phone numbers for help and alerts in the Houston area: 

Harris County Emergency Management: 713-881-3100
City of Houston Information Line: 3-1-1
Harris County Sheriff's Office Non-Emergency: 713-221-6000
City of Pasadena: 713-447-1221
Evacuation Assistance: 2-1-1

Links to Shelters: http://readyharris.org/Search-Results?Search=shelters

Sign up for emergency alerts from Harris County: ReadyHarris.org

The City of Houston: 
www.houstontx.gov/oem/news/2016/12/15-Emergency-Alerts.html
www.harriscountyfws.org/Alerts

Here’s some information about how to help those who have been impacted: 

Harvey FAQ’s – Texas WatchTo those affected by Hurricane Harvey, our thoughts are with you. As you begin the process of rebuilding, arm yourself with knowledge, ask questions until you understand, get it in writing, and don't take no for an answer if your insurance company is trying to dodge its responsibilities. Please use this FAQ sheet as a resource in the coming days, weeks, and months, and share this critical information with your loved ones. 

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund: After receiving an overwhelming number of inquiries from citizens and companies who want to help, Mayor Sylvester Turner has established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept tax deductible flood relief donations for victims that have been affected by the recent floods.

The Texas Diaper Bank: Based out of San Antonio, this organization is putting together relief kits for families with very small children who need access to clean diapers in the midst of flooding and evacuations.

Port light: Has provided inclusive relief to people with disabilities for twenty years. This group is working to ensure that people who require medical equipment and assistive technology have what they need after they evacuate.

The American Red Cross: Is helping the people affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and all across the Gulf coast with shelters, supplies and volunteers.

Once you have had the opportunity to assess damage on your property PLEASE IMMEDIATELY file your insurance claim, in writing. If it is safe to assess the damage, DO NOT WAIT UNTIL AFTER SEPTEMBER 1.

If you have been affected by storm damage, here’s what to do:

1.  Immediately send a written message or email to your insurance company.
2.  Specifically reference the claim (you can supplement with pictures later or attach with the claim).
3.  Make sure you date the claim before Sept, 1, 2017.
4.  Disregard messages from insurance companies, or anyone, that you should wait a week or two before submitting.

For those that can volunteer and donate supplies, shelters are in dire need of supplies.  Please be safe as you venture out to HELP.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

Sincerely,


Kevin M. Camp
President
Houston Trial Lawyers Association

For more information, contact Rhonda High at rhonda@htla.org.


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