|During hurricane season, heavy rains, flash floods, and storm surge all increase the risk of flooding. And with the Atlantic hurricane season starting June 1, now is the time to prepare yourself for the possibility of flooding by purchasing a flood insurance policy.|
|Remember, it typically takes 30 days for a flood insurance policy to go into effect, so there is no time to delay.|
|Recently, Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project released a “below average” prediction for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season. However, experts still predict that we could see nine tropical storms, three of which could intensify into hurricanes with one becoming a major hurricane.|
|The last below-average seasonal prediction was in 2009, when nine named storms, including two major hurricanes, Bill and Fred, resulted in more than $77 million in damage.|
|While early predictions are an important indicator of what is to come, weather can be unpredictable. It’s important to remind ourselves that it only takes one storm to cause significant flood damage, and to ensure you’re financially covered for all possibilities before the first hurricane forms.|
|The average hurricane produces more than half an inch of rain a day. In fact, precipitation during a hurricane can fill about 22 million Olympic-sized swimming pools before factoring in water generated from storm surge.If you would like an idea of how much damage a flood could cause your home, check out this cool tool!
Please call us to purchase a flood insurance policy and protect your home!