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Flood Insurance Information & Advice

Todays Date: December 17, 2018

Not all homeowners that purchase a property need to have flooding insurance cover unless this type of insurance is required by the lender or bank. However many people that take out a homeowners policy automatically assume the policy includes flood damage. A homeowner first needs to check their topography as well as community history as well as speak to their broker.

The Federal Emergency Management Administration, or FEMA, created national flood insurance to coincide with the probability of flooding in certain “high risk” areas. This type of insurance covers damages to a home caused by natural disasters like flash floods, landslides, hurricanes, and earth quakes. A homeowner has to check their region’s topography and community history to determine their eligibility for this coverage before they can take out a policy.

A community’s voluntary participation is needed to assist in the reduction of possible future flood damage. A homeowner has to meet special requirements as set by the NFIP before they can qualify for flood insurance. This is due to the high amount of flood claims that has caused the insurance company to lose profit in order to pay out the claims.

Only business owners, renters and homeowners in these communities are eligible to buy NFIP flood coverage and can be purchased as a flooding insurance policy through a participating insurance company and direct coverage which is one’s last resort is available through from the NFIP. The necessity for flood insurance in an area is determined by the community, the topography and the surrounding area. Often, homeowners remain unaware that they are in fact eligible for NFIP.

In low flood risk areas, homeowners have an option of whether or not to take out a flood insurance policy. This decision is again based on information on the topography of the property, the surrounding area and their local community. Homeowners that live in high flood risk areas and have purchased properties that are backed by federal loans such as the VA and FHA loans are required to purchase a flood insurance policy by the Federal Government.

Homeowners can obtain information with regards to the areas topography and flooding patterns from the local building and land management departments as the local authorities know how severe the flooding issues are due to storms and melt offs. One can also speak to the neighbor’s as they may also be able to give you an idea of the severity of flooding in the area. Your insurance broker will also be able to advise you whether you need flooding insurance as the broker is able to look at the local claim activity.

For instance homeowners living in Florida need to be aware and become familiar with hurricane coverage. Each state has its own requirements with regards to a homeowner’s insurance policy. For instance Florida is well known for its hurricanes and earthquakes.

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