In the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s destruction and the ongoing rains that continue to threaten Houston and surrounding areas with potentially-deadly flooding, the No. 1 homeowner’s insurer in Texas, State Farm, said the company has secured thousands of claims specialists to respond to the natural disaster.

Insurance professionals in Texas are hardly strangers to navigating hurricane aftermath as two of the costliest hurricanes ever to hit the U.S. caused damage in Texas, Hurricane Ike in 2008 and Hurricane Rita in 2005, according to the Insurance Information Institute.

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