Flood Insurance

Flood insurance is available to homeowners, renters, condo owners/renters, and commercial owners/renters. Costs vary depending on how much insurance is purchased, what it covers and the property’s flood risk.

All policy forms provide coverage for buildings and contents. However, you might want to discuss insuring personal property with your agent, since contents coverage is optional. Typically, there’s a 30-day waiting period from the date of purchase before your policy goes into effect. That means now is the best time to buy flood insurance.

Flood Facts

  • In the past 5 years, all 50 states have experienced floods or flash floods.
  • Everyone lives in a flood zone. To find your zone, Click Here: https://msc.fema.gov/portal
  • In the past 5 years, all 50 states have experienced floods or flash floods.
  • Everyone lives in a flood zone. (For more information, visit our Flood Zones FAQs.)
  • Homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage.
  • If you live in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) or high-risk area and have a Federally backed mortgage, your mortgage lender requires you to have flood insurance..)
  • Just a few inches of floodwater can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage.      
  • Flash floods often bring walls of water 10 to 15 feet high. A car can be easily carried away by just 2 feet of rushing water.

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