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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. READ MORE >>

When you are young, you’ll likely have relatively few possessions. Nevertheless, you’ll want to protect what you do have. They’ll help you contribute to building a family later, after all. What if something like a flood were to come along and destroy these items? Replacing them will become essential. READ MORE >>

As you’ve gotten older, your home has become one of your most valuable possessions. And, you likely realize how vulnerable the home is to various hazards. You’ve worked hard to keep it safe. But what if something happens that’s beyond your control?  READ MORE >>

Reinforcing your home against problems is one of your top goals as a homeowner. As spring rolls in, there’s an increased chance of inclement weather. Among these risks is the risk of floods. How Floods Can Affect Homes A flood can sometimes strike without warning in the form of flash floods. READ MORE >>

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 >>

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