Flood damage is not typically covered by a homeowner’s policy. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the nation’s largest provider of flood coverage, says that 20 percent of their claims come from low to moderate risk areas. NFIP also says that a home has a 26 percent chance of being damaged by a flood over a 30 year period, but only a 9 percent chance of a fire. Even those who live on high ground may not be safe. Rapid runoff from a parking lot is considered a flood if it damages your home and at least one adjoining property! As little as an inch of water can be responsible for thousands of dollars in damage.
Flood insurance can be inexpensive, but please be warned, there is a 30 day delay before a flood policy takes effect, so don’t wait until the waters start to rise!
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