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What Everyone Should Know About Determining Flood Zones

When you want to know the impact that future flooding may have on a particular piece of real estate, you may find yourself wondering how and who determines flood zones. Well, it isn't a secret. In fact, the federal government has a lot of information on the topic (See...

Top Reasons Why Property Floods Occur – Part 2

Last week, we shared the top two reasons flooding occurs in developed areas. Today, we continue the list with three more reasons. 3) Property Elevation If you've noticed that your property floods more than it seems reasonable, even when the rain is not legendary and...

Top Reasons Why Property Floods Occur – Part 1

Floods are a natural part of almost any local ecosystem. Occasionally, rain, snowmelt, offshore weather systems will bring more water into an area than the usual drainage and river systems can handle and flooding occurs. In developed areas like cities, neighborhoods,...

Taking a Look Back At The 2017 Hurricane Season

As the 2018 hurricane season kicks off, let’s take a look back at last year’s devastating season what it’s lingering effect could mean for this year’s season. Four Storms, Billions In Damages The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest season on record with a...

What You Should Know About The Atlantic Hurricane Season

After recent stormy years, the Atlantic hurricane season has gathered much respect from everyone, especially if you live in an area that’s commonly affected by hurricanes. But, what exactly is the Atlantic hurricane season? Hurricane seasons are defined as the months...

Never Underestimate A Hurricane

The storm will hit tomorrow. The local news projects a slow trajectory with winds under 100 miles per hour. Those accustomed to braving storms might say “Piece of cake! I’ll sleep through this one”. They might get a couple of gallons of water, throw some tape on the...

Communication Tips During (And After) A Natural Disaster

When we or our loved ones are faced with a natural disaster, communication plays a central role. Of course, we want our loved ones to know we’re OK after a devastating hurricane. On the flip side, waiting to hear from loved ones after a catastrophic event is one of...

Everything You Need To Know When Filing a Flood Insurance Claim

In a time of flood crisis, the last thing you need to do is worry about the how to go about filing a claim. Ensure a quick and efficient process by being prepared before a flood event. Today, we will walk you through the claim filing process, to make sure you know...

What To Do When It Won’t Stop Raining

It just seems like it won’t stop raining lately. According to the National Center for Environmental Information (NCEI), record and near-record precipitation took place across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic during May. Flooding and mudslides were widespread across the...

How Are Flood Zones Determined?

Flood zones classifiy the probability an area has of flood risk. Many times, it’s not until someone is purchasing a house or are faced with an imminent natural disaster such as a hurricane, that they learn more about the flood zone of their property. The Federal...

A Supply Checklist for Hurricane Season

Now that hurricane season is upon us, it’s time to check your supplies and make sure that you are prepared before a hurricane is announced. Follow this checklist on what to do to ready your home and what supplies to purchase to ready yourself. What To Do To Prepare...

Do You Really Need Flood Insurance?

If you’ve been following our blog, you probably already know that damage caused by flooding is not covered under regular homeowner’s insurance policies. And you’re probably wondering – do I really need flood insurance? You might be tempted to skip this expense,...

Six Things New Homeowners Should Know About Flood Insurance

One of the most challenging tasks when buying a new home is knowing how to insure the property. Asides from your lender requiring you to insure their investment, having the right insurance coverage will protect your family’s belongings from devastating loss. When...

Why Are So Many Structures’ Flood Zones Incorrectly Rated?

Homeowners are frequently baffled when they learn their property’s flood zone, or FEMA updates their area’s floodplain map. Their home is within a high-risk flood area, but when they look around they don’t understand why. Approximately 60% of structures are...

5 Most Destructive Floods in Modern American History

America's number one natural hazard is flooding. In the course of its history, a few States have experienced some of the most devastating floods the world has ever seen. Floods have been responsible for some of the Nation's greatest losses – both monetary damages and...

Everything You Need To Know About National Flood Insurance Program

You hear a lot about the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) when storms and other natural disasters occur. The agency has a huge role in supporting those affected by natural disasters. But FEMA does not only provide emergency assistance during and following a...

Tips For Electrical Safety After A Flood

There are many things to consider after a flood. Assessing the damage, contacting your flood insurance, figuring out where you’re going to stay while everything gets back to normal… the list goes on and on. One of the most important things is knowing the basics of...

Building A New Home? Here’s How To Protect It From Flooding

Building a new home? Congrats! While there are a few measures you can take to protect a home that’s already built from flooding, starting from scratch on a new construction poses some advantages. Here are a few things you can consider to protect your new construction...

Buying a House? Check if the property is in a flood zone!

Buying a house is an exciting time for anyone. You finally find your dream house in an amazing neighborhood, the inspection passes with flying colors, you get a great rate with your bank, negotiations run smoothly. Everything is perfect… but wait! Did you check if the...

Is Your Home in a Flood Zone?

The possibility of losing everything you own in a flood might not be something you think about every day. Nevertheless, it’s important to know that most home insurance policies don't cover flooding – even those caused by natural disasters. If you live within a flood...

Storms in the Northeast Expose Our Vulnerabilities

The 2017 hurricane season brought with it a lot of havoc: Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, destroying cities and people’s entire lives. We all know how dangerous those types of natural disasters can be; and we try to brace ourselves as much as possible. But what...

City Resources in Case of a Flood

For the most part, people tend to know if they live in a high-risk flood zone: The most obvious sign being that they have flooded before, or have seen parts of their neighborhood flood in the past. Another way of knowing is that you remember when you bought your home,...

How to Safely Drive Through Standing Waters

We’ve all either been there or seen the news footage: Someone’s driving along their usual route during a storm, when the car is faced with massive amounts of standing water, right in the middle of the road. Sometimes, the accumulation is shallow enough for drivers to...

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