The Importance of Flood Insurance
Why is flood insurance important?
There has been a devastating amount of flooding throughout North Texas in the last two weeks. Despite being in a drought for most of the summer, the DFW area has seen nasty winds and unforgivable floods. As of Sunday, September 4, 2022, there were 90,000 North Texans still feeling the results of these flood. These hard times shine a light on the importance of pairing flood insurance with your homeowner’s policy.
Floods are a scary reality, and no home is completely safe from them. More than 20% of flood claims come from outside of high-risk flood areas. A single inch of water can cause up to $25,000 worth of damages. Having flood insurance can be the difference between reasonably recovering or experiencing a financial disaster
Most homeowner’s policy DOES NOT COVER FLOODS. Many homeowners do not realize this until it is too late. It is important to protect your family and belongings from a natural disaster, even if the chances of needing a flood policy feel unlikely. Flash floods do not come with a warning, and they are not gentle.
In some extreme cases, the president will announce federal disaster assistance to those affected by flooding. However, if he does not declare a disaster, many homeowners will be left on their own. Flood insurance will cover your home, even if a disaster is not declared.
What does flood insurance cover?
Flood insurance offers coverage for your building and belongings.
Building coverage is going to include the following:
- The building and its foundation walls
- Electrical and plumbing systems
- Central air-conditioning, equipment, furnaces, and water heaters
- Refrigerators, stoves, and dishwashers
- Permanently installed carpeting
- Window blinds
Belonging coverage is going to include the following:
- Personal belongings such as clothing, furniture, and electronic equipment
- Washers and dryers
- Food freezers and the food in them
- Portable microwave ovens and dishwashers
Don’t wait until it is too late to protect the ones you love. Contact one of our agents at (972) 490-8800 or request a quote at coverica.com. We are here to help you with all your insurance needs.