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COVID-19 Pandemic Creates Sense of Urgency for Advanced Planning for Flooding

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The dual threat of flooding and COVID-19 is a big concern for residents in flood-prone regions. If flood waters start to rise and residents are forced to evacuate, the COVID-19 crisis creates an added sense of urgency for residents to identify safe destinations in advance. Additionally, it will be important to incorporate face masks and hand sanitizer into your emergency supply kit.

Residents should evaluate their flood risk and consider their need for flood insurance. Flood damage is not covered under a standard homeowners policy, and must be purchased as a separate policy through the National Flood Insurance Program or select private market carriers. Even if your home is outside a designated flood risk zone, you could still be susceptible to flooding.

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), just one inch of water can cause $25k of damage to your home. Without flood insurance, that could be coming out of your pocket.

APCIA's Flooding Headquarters offers vital information for those impacted by floods. As we provide tips on what to do before, during and after a flood, follow us on Twitter @TEAMAPCIA for more important flood tips.