On September 25, Hurricane Harvey made landfall and the McMillan’s neighborhood quickly began to experience the effects of the storm. The water rose quickly and the family’s initial thought of riding out the storm ended as the flood waters crested to 12ft. effectively trapping them on the second floor of their home. On Monday, August 28 the family decided that it was too dangerous to remain. They were able to request an evacuation and with the assistance of several brave souls aided by a boat they made it to the safety of a nearby gas station. After many hours at the gas station, a family in the community opened their house to the McMillans – where they have been since, extremely grateful that they had escaped serious injury.
As the waters receded, the McMillan family was able to return to their home to survey the damage. This house, that they had hoped to make their Texas home and on which they had yet to make their first mortgage payment, had suffered substantial damage. The garage and the first floor of the house had suffered the most damage and must be completely rebuilt along with the loss of all their belongings. There is also a concern that the flood waters may have caused structural damage to the house’s foundation – but the family will need the assistance of a structural engineer to fully assess the damage.
As the first mortgage payment had yet to be made, the family’s home insurance policy will not cover the damage.
Please join me and Teresa’s sister Petra in doing what we can to help ease the challenges that the McMillans face as they rebuild the life that they were creating in their new city.
Moje sestra Terezka Lejsková McMillan se pred necelými 6 týdny prestehovala za prací do Houstonu s manželem a 4 detmi (ve veku 4-15 roku) . Pred necelými 4 týdny se jim podarilo konecne najít svuj vysnený dum, na který si vzali hypotéku a nastehovali se do nej. Byl v prímém zásahu hurikánu Harvey a voda jej vytopila do výšky 2,5m. V pondeli 28. srpna byli evakuovani statecnymi dobrovolniky pro zivot ohrozujici nebezpeci. Od pojištovny nedostanou žádné peníze, protože nebyla bankou složena vinkulace, Od státu dostali odpoved, že nedostanou také nic, protože nepatrí do ohrožené skupiny obyvatel.
Prosím, pokud mužete, pomozte cesko-americké rodine v Houstonu, která na vše zustává za velkou louzí sama a bez financni pomoci.
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