Addicks and Barker Reservoirs homeowners have limited options to sue if their homes flood again

Wording in a court judgment prevents homeowners in the giant reservoirs west of Houston from suing the federal government in future floods and could place a heavier burden on lower-income residents. Read the full article here:

Addicks, Barker Reservoir upstream judgment excludes homeowners who bought post-Harvey 

Under the ruling, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers won’t have to compensate homeowners who bought their property after August 30, 2017 if the land floods again.  Read more here: 

Ruling Exposes Gov’t to More than $1B in Damages Because of Harvey Flooding 

A federal court last week found the US government liable for $455,000 in damages to six claimants whose homes were flooded by water backed up behind two dams near Houston during Hurricane Harvey — but that’s just for starters.   Read more here: 

Trial Win

Upstream Addicks and Barker Reservoir homeowners win $550,000 in damages in lawsuit over Harvey flooding. Read more here:

The Fight Continues for Upstream Flood Victims

Five years ago… Although the rains for Harvey began several days earlier, it was not until the early hours of Monday August 28, 2017, that the Addicks and Barker pools impounded by the Corps began to reach private property. By the morning of that Monday, the first homes, businesses, schools and churches began to flood. […]

UPDATE AND NOTICE: Liability Win, Next Town Hall Meeting, and News Articles

Liability Win As we reported in a prior update, the Court ruled that the Government is liable for causing the flooding of the 13 upstream test properties during Hurricane Harvey. This is a significant victory—and major step forward! And we are very pleased for all of the affected upstream homeowners, renters, and businesses. Importantly, the Court ruled […]