Drowning in Flood Insurance Questions?
If you’re drowning in flood insurance questions today, you’re on the right page for information.
Hurricanes. Torrential downpours. Community drainage systems out of commission. Flash floods in your street and neighborhood can occur within minutes or hours of excessive water from any of these predicaments and more..
Be aware of flood hazards no matter where you live or work, but especially if you are in low-lying areas, near water, behind a levee or downstream from a dam. Even very small bayous, gullies, creeks, culverts, dry streambeds or low-lying ground that appear harmless in dry weather can flood.
Before a Flood
What would you do if your property were flooded? Are you prepared?
Even if you feel you live in a community with a low risk of flooding, remember that anywhere it rains, it can flood. Just because you haven’t experienced a flood in the past, does not mean you won’t in the future. Flood risk isn’t just based on history; it is also based on a number of factors including rainfall, topography, flood-control measures, river-flow and tidal-surge data, and changes due to new construction and development.
Flood-hazard maps have been created to show the flood risk for your community. This helps determine the type of flood insurance coverage you will need since standard homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flooding. The lower the degree of risk, the lower the flood insurance.
At Eustis, we’ll be happy to answer your questions about flood risk and flood insurance. Wouldn’t it be worth it to call right now? 504.586.0440.