Facts About Flooding
Floods rank as one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States.
Just because you havent experiences a flood in the past, doesn't mean you wont in the future. In fact 20% of all claims paid by the National Flood Insurance Program were for policies in low risk communities. On average, floods cost $3 billion in annual losses in the United States. Commercial flood claims average more than $75,000.
According to the American Red Cross (ARC), floods cause more damage in the US every year than any other weather relates disaster. The ARC offers the following flood safety tips.