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Flood insurance is a tricky subject to understand. Many homeowners insurance policies do not offer flood coverage. You must often buy flood insurance as an addition to a homeowners insurance policy. If your home floods, you will likely need flood insurance to cover the replacement and repair costs. READ MORE >>

As a renter, your risks of facing flood damage after a storm are just as high as those of a property owner. Yet, you may not have coverage for the losses you suffer from such an event. Flood insurance for renters may be very valuable as it can help to safeguard your possessions in the event of water damage. READ MORE >>

Flood insurance covers flood damage from inclement weather like hurricanes and tropical storms, but there are other instances in which having flood insurance can benefit you. These are a few of the water damage instances that may be covered by flood insurance. READ MORE >>

Anything touched by floodwaters has the potential to be ruined. Your clothing may be perfectly replaceable. But what about your family photo albums, all of the files on your computer and important documents — such as car titles and birth certificates? READ MORE >>

Hurricane season, which lasts from June 1 to November 30, can wreak havoc on small businesses. According to the Insurance Information Institute, 60% of the top 10 costliest natural disasters were hurricanes.  There are several different ways that a hurricane can damage the business you have worked so hard to build. READ MORE >>

Storm surge is caused by water that is pushed toward the shore by storm winds. It can increase the normal high tide by 15 feet or more. In addition, wind-driven waves on top of storm surge can cause severe damage in coastal areas. If an evacuation is ordered for your area, leave immediately and seek higher ground. READ MORE >>

The creation of a reliable insurance policy is very much a science; many risk and cost factors must be measured and predicted before promising to pay for claims made on all the individual policies issued to a large group. Exclusions within an insurance policy are perils faced by an insured that will not be covered by their policy. READ MORE >>

Dry Winter Weather Has Reduced, But Not Eliminated, the Risk of Flooding NEW YORK, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spring officially begins today and, while this winter's mild, dry conditions have reduced the likelihood of severe flooding events caused by melting snow in some parts of... READ MORE >>

Winter storms spell more trouble than just poor driving conditions and stress on your home and roof, because as  winter snow melts and causes local bodies of water to rise, your home may be in danger of flooding. Even if your community has taken measures to protect residents against flood, such as through the construction of levee systems, you may still be at risk. READ MORE >>

By Sarah Hutchins The Virginian-Pilot © August 22, 2011 NORFOLK When Deborah Miller bought her Colonial Place home almost 30 years ago, she had no idea that nor’easters and hurricanes would leave her with property damages totaling $100,000. READ MORE >>

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