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Flood Damage - Tallahassee Homeowners Should Prepare for Hurricane Season

June 16th, 2011 3:58 PM by Lisa Carey

Are you ready for the storms?  About 25% of claims paid by the National Flood Insurance Program last year were not in high-risk areas.  So be sure to check flood maps for recent changes and know your flood zone, check with your home insurance provider for flood protection - even if you aren't in a flood zone, and get a hurricane plan.  www.floodsmart.gov is a great resource for this important information.

According to floodsmart.gov, the cost of property damage by flooding rises by the inch:

Six inches of water = $39,150

One foot of water = $52,220

Two feet of water = $62,880

Three feet of water = $68,100

Four feet of water = $74,580

Above estimated cost of damages for average 2,000-sqft house, built on slab with typical household items, including furniture.  Costs vary from state to state and home to home.

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Posted by Lisa Carey on June 16th, 2011 3:58 PM

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