Flood insurance is kinda tricky. We get a lot of questions from our Michigan clients about concerns from ground water, sewer/drain backups, etc.
Do you know the truth about water damage and your home? Let’s set the record straight on a few myths:
1. Home Insurance Covers Floods
Flood insurance is not included in home insurance policies; it needs to be purchased separately, from an insurance agent (like us) or an insurer that participates in the National Flood Insurance Program.
2. Floods Only Affect Certain Regions
All areas of the country (and Michigan) are at some risk of flooding. More than 20% of flood claims to insurance companies come from residents in moderate to low-risk flood zones.
3. Water Damage Isn’t Expensive
Flooding is the COSTLIEST natural disaster, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. One inch of flooding can cause as much as $20,000 in damage to a home.
4. Flood Insurance Is Expensive
Someone who lives in a moderate to low-risk area may be eligible for flood insurance with premiums as low as $171 per year.
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