Provost Umphrey Investigating Flood Claims in Fort Bend County

Posted on Friday, October 6, 2017

The law firms of Provost Umphrey Law Firm, L.L.P., Roy & Gabel, PLLC, and Roy & Associates, PLLC, are currently investigating why only certain homes were flooded in the communities of Sienna Plantation, Riverstone and Pecan Grove Plantation during Harvey. While many suffered unavoidable flooding from the overfilled bayous, or the controlled releases from the Addicks and Barker reservoirs, the flooding that occurred in these neighborhoods was only to a certain area and affected only a select number of homes.

Sienna Plantation, amongst other community features, is comprised of approximately 7,700 homes, Riverstone of 6,000 homes, Pecan Grove of 2,100 homes. Yet while these areas remained mostly dry during Harvey, other homes were not so lucky. These residents are now outraged. They were not in a flood zone. Most did not have flood insurance. With it being more than a month since Harvey, these residents are still picking up the pieces of their flooded homes and starting the lengthy process of rebuilding. Now, our firms are investigating why only these households were affected. In part, records seem to indicate that potentially the developer and engineers may be at fault. Upon reviewing the histories of Sienna Plantation, Riverstone, and Pecan Grove Plantation, floodplain maps, flood studies, storm water systems, drainage systems, pump systems, the information provided by the County, LID, and MUD, and interviews with residences and witnesses, it is believed that the flooding may have been a result of a flawed design, and inadequate storm water, drainage and pump systems. Our firms currently represent several households that were affected by the flooding in the named neighborhoods. If you live in Sienna Plantation, Riverstone, or Pecan Grove Plantation, and your home was flooded during Harvey and the days following, please contact us for a free case evaluation. You may have a case especially with experienced lawyers who have handled many cases like this is the past.

*The above information is purely educational and informational in nature. It is not intended as legal advice.

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