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Buying flood insurance may be one of the most important decisions you make for your property, especially if you are in an area where flooding is a costly risk. As you make the decision to buy this type of coverage, it also helps to have as much information as possible about the types of policies available to you. READ MORE >>

It started in October 1997 in Mexico, when a hurricane fueled by El Niño slammed into Acapulco, causing massive flooding and hundreds of deaths.  A few weeks later, storms started hitting Southern California. Then in December, the skies opened up in Orange County in what meteorologists described as the biggest rainstorm in a century. READ MORE >>

Every year, we hear of great devastation from floods in different parts of the country. Many homeowners never give a thought to flood insurance, and rightly so, as there is little risk where they live. Others are required to have it as a condition of the mortgage on their home because of a high likelihood of flooding. READ MORE >>

Flooding can cause major damage to your home. If you don't have a flood insurance policy, you could be footing the bill for repairs to your flooded home. Flooding and earthquake damage are generally excluded from homeowners insurance policies; this means homeowners will need separate policies to cover the damages from these natural disasters. READ MORE >>

In general, flood insurance is only available through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). A few private insurers offer excess flood insurance. According to FEMA, floods, including inland flooding, flash floods and seasonal storms, occur in every region of the United States and 90 percent of all natural disasters in the U. READ MORE >>

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