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FLOOD Ed:

What you should know about floods, and then some.

The Taylors, Atlanta 2009 Rains

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  • The Taylors, Atlanta 2009 Rains

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  • Bertie Midgett, Hurricane Irene 2011

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  • Joel Lusk, De Moines IA

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  • Mary Martin, Hurricane Irene 2011

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  • Hurricane Katrina Levee Failure

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  • James Skelton, Atlanta 2009

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  • Two Flood Stories, Atlanta 2009

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  • Rich Smith, Severe Rains

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  • Frank Billingsley, Tropical Storm Allison

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  • Flooding from Heavy Rains

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  • Becky Bently, 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

    25% of homes with flood claims each year are in low risk zones.

  • Fact #3

    Flood insurance is required by law for some high risk homes but only a minority of homes fall under this category. Congress passed some laws requiring that all federally-insured or regulated lenders, for instance mortgages backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac require flood insurance to protect their investment in the property.

  • Fact #4

    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.

  • Fact #5

    Flood damage is not typically covered by a homeowners insurance policy.

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