Debunking the three myths surrounding insurance for flooding.
There are three major myths about flood insurance that mean you could be taking an unnecessary risk.
Flooding is a risk no matter where you live.
The first myth is that flood 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.
Homeowners policies don’t typically cover damage from floods.
Another myth is that homeowners insurance automatically includes flood coverage. In reality, that is usually not the norm, and you should always assume you aren’t covered unless your homeowners policy specifically says otherwise.
Only a small percentage of homes are covered by government programs.
The third myth is that government programs have taken care of flood insurance. There is a National Flood Insurance Program that guarantees the availability of insurance in specific areas. However, this only covers a tiny percentage of American homes.
The difference between having and not having a flood policy.
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.
Contact us and we’ll help explain the benefits of obtaining a separate flood insurance policy.