According to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), floods are the number one natural disaster in the country. Good thing that this week is National Flood Safety Awareness Week. Wait, you had no idea about Flood Safety Week? I can't blame you; there have been plenty of motorcycles and basketball games to distract all of us. We'll let this one slide, but if you think floods won't affect you and your home, think again. According to the NFIP, everyone lives in a flood zone. Even those who don't live near water are at risk, because anywhere it rains, it can flood. Heavy rains, clogged or insufficient drainage systems, nearby construction projects, broken water mains and inadequate levees and dams can cause flooding that put your home and belongings at risk.
Your home is one of your greatest investments. It's important to prepare ahead should disaster occur. Here are three simple steps to help make sure you're ready in the event of a flood.
It's important to know that most home policies don't cover flooding and just a few inches of water damage can cost thousands. To get an idea of what flooding can do, check out this interactive tool.
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