What Does Flood Insurance Cover?

We need water to live, but sometimes water can have detrimental effects when it hits our house as a flood. The damage from a flood can be extremely costly and time-consuming to clean up, so it does not cause mold to form. A homeowner can end up pain $20,000 or more due to damages from just one flood.

People who live in floodplain areas are more than likely required to have flood insurance, but it’s a great idea for everyone to have it because you never know when a flood will occur in your area. While North Carolina homeowners are not required to obtain flood insurance, it is available throughout the state through a federally-backed program called the National Flood Insurance Program. It can be obtained through private insurance companies, such as Hedgepeth-Hutson Insurance Services Inc. in Nashville, NC.

Types of Flood Insurance

There are two main types of flood insurance available to homeowners: building property flood insurance and personal property flood insurance. The building property type insurance will provide the replacement cost value of your house if it is destroyed in a flood or to repair damages in curd to your house from a flood. Personal property flood insurance will provide coverage to replace $100,000 of your personal belongings and household items that were inside your home and lost to a flood. This does not include the depreciation value of each item.

To obtain a private flood insurance policy with all the coverage you need for your situation, contact the flood insurance agents at Hedgepeth-Hutson Insurance Services Inc. in Nashville, NC. Call for a flood insurance policy quote or for an appointment to obtain a flood insurance policy and get it started. Time is essential since many policies do not go into effect until 30 days after the policy is initiated. In other words, do not wait until the storm is upon you to try to get your flood insurance policy in place.