As demonstrated by the devastation from Hurricane Harvey in Texas last year, a slow-moving storm can significantly increase the damage from flooding due to increased rainfall in a concentrated area.
According to a study recently published in the scientific journal, Nature, the forward movement of tropical storms is slowing down, even though wind speeds are not diminishing. This is especially true once the storms make landfall.
Even if you don't live in a high-risk flood zone, they're still at risk for flood damage.25 percent of all flood claims occur in lower risk zones where flood insurance is not required. And, one-third of federal disaster relief happens in low- to moderate-risk flood zones. Remember, it typically takes 30 days for flood coverage to go into effect, so don't wait until the next storm hits.
America Insurance Brokers is ready to help.
We cannot control whether or when a hurricane makes landfall, but we can ensure we are adequately prepared to respond. America Insurance Brokers uses insurance carriers like National General and we stand ready and prepared to respond quickly to catastrophic events, ensuring you have timely information and that calls and claims received are handled efficiently and with care.
If you have any questions, please contact our office for a flood insurance quote.
Flood Quote Form or call 678-648-1900
NOTE: We do provide insurance with an added cost for immediate issue and no Flood Survey requirements.