Hurricane Florence, which has battered parts of the East Coast over the past few days, is a reminder of the importance of having flood insurance. Did you know that 80% of households impacted by Hurricane Harvey last year did not have flood insurance?
Although flooding is the most common and costly disaster in the U.S., most homeowners’ and renters’ insurance does not cover flood damage. As part of National Preparedness Month, we wanted to remind you to take a minute to check your insurance coverage. You can learn more about flood insurance here: https://www.floodsmart.gov/.
If you are already covered, make sure you take photos of important documents and personal belongings so you can file a claim quickly in case of a flood. Have you or your family been affected by flooding? If so, please feel free to share some lessons learned as a comment.