The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) issued several bulletins in the last several days encouraging insurers to be lenient with their insureds.

The TDI recommends suspending any vacancy provisions in policies as people have been displaced temporarily. The suspension is recommended only if the insured is temporarily displaced due to the storm, and has not moved permanently prior to the storm.

According to the Insurance Council of Texas, evacuations of thousands of residents are continuing to occur along a 200-mile stretch from La Grange to Beaumont. 

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