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Just because you don’t live in a high flood risk area doesn’t mean it’ll never happen to you. Insurance coverage may help protect your home from rising waters—even if you’re not in a flood zone.
The first myth is that insurance is only needed for people living in designated flood zones. In reality, flooding is a potential risk everywhere and the damage can be devastating. Just because you don’t live in a high flood risk area doesn’t mean it’ll never happen to you. You need specialized insurance coverage to help protect your home from rising waters—even if you’re not in a flood zone.
Another myth is that home insurance automatically includes flood coverage. In reality, that is usually not the norm, and you should always assume you aren’t covered unless your home insurance policy specifically says otherwise. If it does not include coverage for floods, you’ll need to get a separate insurance policy to help protect your home from the unexpected
The third myth is that government programs have taken care of damages caused by flooding. There is a National Flood Insurance Program that guarantees the availability of insurance in specific areas. However, this only covers a small percentage of homes. If you do not have coverage through a government program, you’ll need to find a policy that fits your needs.
The specifics of what’s covered may vary depending on your policy, but for the most part, flood policies may cover losses from floods caused by rainstorms, snowmelt, storm drainage systems, and dam failures.
Costs for your flood policy may depend on the amount of risk for flooding in the area where your home is.
For most homeowners, floods are a low likelihood but high-cost risk. If you are hit by flooding you could lose most of your personal possessions, face major reconstruction work, or even be left homeless for months while your property is made habitable again. In most cases, not having coverage for flooding is a chance you simply can’t afford to take. There are many factors that go into tailoring a policy for your home, so it’s important to understand the reality of insurance and why it’s important to have it.
Do you need flood insurance for your home? Contact us to go over the benefits of obtaining a separate policy to fill in the gaps of your home insurance policy.
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