A 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.
Flood insurance policies cover physical damage to your property and possessions. You can refer to the Summary of Coverage to help you better understand your policy and coverage. (Read More)
Strive Insurance Group, Inc. is a full-service independent insurance agency that has been serving the insurance needs of the Dallas area since 1984 (formerly Gordon Lund Insurance). Don't worry, nothing has changed, but our name. In addition to having a presence in the Dallas and North Texas area, we have also expanded to Austin and Central Texas with agent representation and the same professional service.
8/8/2019 09:01:12 am
I would like to know if insurance can cover flood damages. It really helped when you said many people think that their insurance policies cover flood damages. Thank you for the information. I'll contact a flood insurance company to insure my home in case it is needed.
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