More and more Americans are struggling to cope with extreme weather disasters. Millions of people no longer have electricity. Many have been injured or become ill. And houses have been destroyed by floods and storms or otherwise badly damaged by wind, water, mold or other effects.
We want to tell this story of what happens long after the water recedes, looking at the long-term costs and consequences of a climate disaster. And a powerful way to do that is to look at people’s accounts and other documents that detail what they’ve been through.
If you would like to share your experience with a DailyExpertNews reporter, please use the form below to show us your expenses related to flooding and hurricanes. We’re especially interested in hearing from people who’ve navigated:
Repair costs at home.
Insurance claims, such as for water damage or car repairs.
Government Disaster Response Forms.
Mold-related bills, insurance claims, or denials.
In addition to using your experiences to inform our stories, we hope to contact you later, possibly via email updates or online meetings.
The Times will not share your information outside of our reporting team and will not publish any part of your submission without first contacting you. A reporter may contact you for more information. If you prefer to use a communication tool designed to protect anonymity, you can do so at nytimes.com/tips.