Hope comes in many forms. In this case, it’s attorneys from around the country.
The American Bar Association Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness members are discussing potential training and outreach prospects with the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association (NHMA) and the Texas Floodplain Managers Association & Harris County Flood Control.
In the meantime, the Texas Supreme Court has issued an order allowing all out-of-state attorneys to temporarily practice in the Lone Star State to help the thousands of victims of this week’s devastating storm and flooding.
According to ABC News, an estimated 30,000-40,000 homes have been destroyed or flooded in the Houston area as a result of Hurricane Harvey. The storm made its third landfall in Louisiana as of Wednesday morning and continues to move east.
People from around the country have already contributed to the relief efforts and it’s time for more to do the same. Fellow attorneys, you can find disaster relief information on the State Bar of Texas website as well as an online volunteer form to fill out.