Increasingly, Americans are struggling to cope with extreme weather disasters. Millions of people have lost electricity. Many have been injured or have fallen ill. And homes have been destroyed in floods and storms or else badly damaged by winds, by water, by mold or other consequences.
We want to tell this story of what happens long after the floodwaters have subsided, examining the long-term costs and consequences of a climate disaster. And one powerful way to do that is to look at people’s bills and other documents that detail what they’ve been through.
If you would like to share your experience with a New York Times reporter, please use the form below to show us your expenses related to flooding and hurricanes. We are particularly interested in hearing from people who’ve navigated:
Home repair expenses.
Insurance claims, such as for water damage or car repairs.
Government disaster-relief forms.
Mold-related bills, insurance claims or denials.
In addition to drawing on your experiences to inform our stories, we hope to connect with you later, possibly with email updates or online gatherings.
The Times will not share your information outside of our reporting team and will not publish any part of your submission without contacting you first. A reporter may be in touch with you to learn more. If you’d prefer to use a means of communication designed to help protect anonymity, you can do so at nytimes.com/tips.
Source: NY Times