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New Survey: Many Americans Need Flood Insurance, Don't Buy It

New Survey: Many Americans Need Flood Insurance, Don't Buy It

With hurricane season a little more than a month away, Floridians might want to check their risk for flooding.  New research released today from Bankrate.com shows only 51% of Americans know their home's correct FEMA flood designation.  The standard homeowner's insurance policy does not cover flood damage. However, a 2012 poll by the Insurance Information Institute shows that only 13% of Americans carry get flood insurance.  Doug Whiteman with Bankrate.com says flood insurance might be much cheaper than you expect, with the average policy costing around $50 a month.  If you would like to see the FEMA flood risk for your home just CLICK HERE and type in your address.

 

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