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FLOOD Ed:

What you should know about floods, and then some.

Frank Billingsley, Tropical Storm Allison

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  • Frank Billingsley, Tropical Storm Allison

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  • Joel Lusk, De Moines IA

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  • Hurricane Katrina Levee Failure

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  • Bertie Midgett, Hurricane Irene 2011

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  • Mary Martin, Hurricane Irene 2011

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  • Two Flood Stories, Atlanta 2009

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  • Becky Bently, Atlanta 2009

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  • Flooding from Heavy Rains

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  • Rich Smith, Severe Rains

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  • James Skelton, Atlanta 2009

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  • The Taylors, Atlanta 2009 Rains

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Flood Quick Facts

  • Fact #1

    There are many things that you can do to protect your home and personal property.  Click here to find out more. 

  • Fact #2

    Collapse or subsidence of land and the insured house, along a shore of a body of water caused by waves or currents of water are considered a flood and are covered by this policy.

  • Fact #3

    Private insurance companies and the federal government recognized that their association would improve the overall success of the program. Accordingly, insurance companies administer the program, but the federal government funds the insurance.

  • Fact #4

    Flood insurance is required by law for some high risk homes but only a minority of homes fall under this category. Congress passed some laws requiring that all federally-insured or regulated lenders, for instance mortgages backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac require flood insurance to protect their investment in the property.

  • Fact #5

    There are some homeowner endorsements that will cover a back-up or overflow of sewers or drains or a sump-pump. These type losses sometimes do occur during flooding events. These endorsements will often have dollar limits substantially less than the flood policy

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