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FLOOD Ed:

What you should know about floods, and then some.

Joel Lusk, De Moines IA

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  • Joel Lusk, De Moines IA

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  • Frank Billingsley, Tropical Storm Allison

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  • James Skelton, Atlanta 2009

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  • Rich Smith, Severe Rains

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  • Hurricane Katrina Levee Failure

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  • The Taylors, Atlanta 2009 Rains

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  • Flooding from Heavy Rains

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  • Bertie Midgett, Hurricane Irene 2011

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  • Becky Bently, Atlanta 2009

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  • Mary Martin, Hurricane Irene 2011

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  • Two Flood Stories, Atlanta 2009

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Flood Quick Facts

  • Fact #1

    Overflows from sewer systems or sump pumps are not considered a flood unless a flood has caused the backup and overflow.

  • Fact #2

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

  • Fact #3

    Voluntary flood insurance policies are not enforced until 30 days after purchase.

  • Fact #4

    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

  • Fact #5

    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.

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