Galveston County knows storms. We know hurricanes, and now we know deep freezes. We know how to prepare for them. We know how to deal with them. We know when to stay and when to bug out. And we know how to regroup and rebuild in their aftermath.
But with all of our collective knowledge, many of us still fall victim to opportunists looking to make a fast, easy and ill-gained buck off residents facing major repairs to their homes once the latest storm has passed. Problem is, as locals learn more and more with each storm that hits, so too do the scammers.