Now if you're perched on a peak in the Rocky Mountains, you are probably at low risk from flooding. However, lower elevations bring higher risk.
How frequently do floods occur? In the past 5 years, all 50 states have experienced floods or flash floods. As you know, homeowner's insurance doesn't cover flood damage. You need special flood insurance for that.
To protect yourself, you need some flood facts to help recognize the risks. This knowledge will also help you choose the proper flood insurance for your home and risk level.
Flood Facts from the NFIP
- A few inches of water can cost thousands to repair. Without insurance, this comes out of your pocket.
- Flash floods can bring walls of water as high as 15 feet.
- Two feet of rushing water can lift a vehicle and carry it away.
- New land development often increases flood risk.
- Floods are caused by many different sources, including winter storms and snow melt, which have been particularly problematic the past couple years.
- Since 1978, the NFIP has paid nearly $50 billion for flood insurance claims and related costs.
The list goes on, but the most important thing is to protect yourself and your family. If any type of flooding happens to you, make sure you have Mark's Cleaning Service on speed dial. We're water damage professionals, and we're here to help.
Our 24 hour emergency water removal number is 330-350-1293. Our emergency crews are ready to respond within one hour of any phone call. Stay safe!