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Rainy Season in Florida Brings Flooding Hazards

by PTI Marketing | Jul 08, 2019

Keep those umbrellas and raincoats close by because we are not even halfway through rainy season. Florida’s official rainy season runs from May 15th through October 15th, the state usually receives about 70% of its yearly rainfall during this time. Being a homeowner in the state that has the title of being the largest coastal flooding threat in the country, you should strongly consider purchasing flood insurance.

Don’t delay, call People’s Trust at 800-500-1818 for a flood policy, they take 30 days to be in effect!

2019 Rainy Season Predictions

The Farmer’s Almanac, a dependable long-range weather forecast, predicts higher than normal amounts of rainfall and slightly cooler temperatures throughout this rainy season. Temperatures will be just a few degrees below the normal summer averages. If you look at the chart below you can see the predicted rainfall and temperatures for Florida from November 2018 to October 2019.


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Rain Brings Floods

Although rain can feel relieving once it breaks up the hot summer temperatures, too much rainfall can lead to flooding. Floods are the most common natural disaster in the country. Just 1 inch of rain entered into your home can cause up to $25,000 of damage. If the unfortunate were to happen, paying water damage fees out of pocket would be quite difficult.

Know Where You Live

Florida is considered a peninsula and contains more than 7,500 lakes and about 12,000 miles of rivers and streams that stretch throughout the state. With that being said, mostly all households are within a short distance from some kind of water. This cause’s a risk of flood anywhere in the state, anywhere it rains there is a potential flooding hazard. Since nowhere is free of floods, you want to ensure that your home is protected by the best flood insurance that Florida has to offer. Use FEMA’s map service center to see if you live in a high-risk flood zone or not. Even if your house is not located in a high-risk flood zone you should still purchase flood insurance, 25% of the overall amount of flood claims come from moderate and low-risk flood areas.

Keep In Mind

Homeowner’s insurance does not typically cover flood damage. Homeowners insurance only provides coverage to floods when there has been damage to your home from a hurricane or tropical storm and water leaked in. Flooding from heavy rain or overflowing from a nearby creek or river, is only covered by flood insurance. Another thing you want to keep in mind is that flood insurance takes 30 days for your policy to be put into effect. Don’t wait until the last minute to purchase flood insurance!

Protect Your Home

Most of Florida is at or near sea level causing flooding to be a common problem. The damage from these floods can be critical leading to paying costly unexpected payments out of your own pocket. Flood insurance is far less expensive than paying these unavoidable damages. Having a flood insurance policy is the best way to be prepared in the case of a flood.

 

Don’t Delay! Call People’s Trust Today and Get a FREE no-obligation Flood Insurance Quote: 800-500-1818