Hurricane season has officially started.

For 2019, NOAA predicts a likely range of 9 to 15 named storms, of which 4 to 8 could become hurricanes, including 2 to 4 major hurricanes. NOAA provides these ranges with a 70% confidence. An average hurricane season produces 12 named storms, of which 6 become hurricanes, including 3 major hurricanes.

You can’t predict a flood, but you can prepare for it. Floods are the worst and costliest natural disaster --- more destructive than hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes.

Climate change is making floods worse by increasing the risk of heavy rainfall. Ninety percent of all US national disasters are from flooding. They plague all 50 states, inland and coastal areas, low elevations and high elevations.

One in five flood insurance claims occur in low to moderate risk flood zones which often do not have flood insurance because it wasn't required. Not having flood insurance is the equivalent of not having full coverage insurance on a brand new car.

Don't wait until the last minute when a hurricane is brewing to come on shore, most flood insurance policies have a 30 day waiting period.

Our agents here at Salzberg Insurance can help you get flood insurance, providing you with options between the National Flood Insurance Program/FEMA and Private Market Insurance Carriers.

Having an elevation certificate is not required. Call our office at (757)583-1828 or Click Here to Request A Flood Insurance Quote. We look forward to helping you get covered for flood!

 

Posted 12:00 PM

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