A North Bay Flood Insurance Update
Winter will soon be over, and the arrival of spring rain can lead to major flooding. In the past 5 years, all 50 states have experienced floods or flash floods. Flood insurance cannot be purchased during a flood. There is a 30 day waiting period once the application is processed. Therefore, it is a good idea to start thinking about flood insurance right now.
According to FloodSmart.gov, the official site of the National Flood Insurance Program, at least 25% of businesses that shut down after a flood never re-open. According to the same source, only a very small percentage of homeowners buy flood insurance.
Many business owners and homeowners are under the mistaken impression that their insurance policies cover them for damages arising from floods. While your personal insurance and/or business insurance policy may cover water damage, flood coverage is excluded. Just like homeowner’s flood insurance, commercial flood coverage must be purchased separately in a dedicated policy.
As a home or condo owner, you may think your homeowners insurance has you covered from most natural disasters; unfortunately, it doesn’t. The majority of people living in the U.S. don’t live in areas where flood damage is likely to occur. However, if flood-related damage is a risk for you, get insured. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
At North Bay Insurance Brokers Insurance Agency, we know you’ve invested a lot of time and money in your personal property and keepsakes. A flood insurance policy will cover the cost of replacing your valuables from any flood-related damage.