Couple’s Suit Attributes Flooding from Harvey to Change in Water Flow During 2013 Construction of Seamless Pipe Mill
HOUSTON – A Matagorda County couple alleges that a large seamless pipe mill contributed to “substantial” flooding to their town during a hurricane last year, recent Harris County District Court records show.
According to the complaint, Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Upper Texas Gulf Coast and caused the plaintiffs and the other residents of Van Vleck to experience flooding “for the first time.”
Matagorda County reportedly received approximately 18 inches of rain during Harvey.
Built in 2013, Tenaris’s mill was spared of the flooding while the complainants’ residence took in a feet of water, the suit says.
The plaintiffs insist their home “had never flooded before this event and the level of rainfall that occurred in the area during (Hurricane) Harvey was foreseeable and not an Act of God.”
Consequently, they seek unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.
The Potts Law Firm, LLP and the Lundquist Law Firm, both in Houston, are representing the couple.
Harris County 295th District Court Case No. 2018-71970