This article addresses the subject of making insurance claims in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Most people across the Texas Gulf Coast have ad to deal with the ravages of Hurricane Harvey. I'm back in my office now and, while my house still does not have power, my office does. So now that I have access to a computer that works, let me take a moment to address the question going around the internet-"Do I have to give written notice of my property damage claim to my homeowners insurance carrier before September 1st?" The correct answer is that it depends on what kind of claim you are making. There are two kinds of claims--Windstorm claims and Flood Claims.