California is a coastal desert so why would anyone need Flood Insurance in the desert?
Anyone who has seen the news in our area knows that desert or not, areas of California are liable to flood. Although it may not seem like much even a few inches of water can cause serious damage; resulting in thousands of dollars in repair and restoration costs. Homeowners insurance does not cover floods. Purchasing a flood insurance policy through ISU Insurance Services GVW & Associates can protect you.
It may not seem as necessary as homeowners insurance, flood insurance is important if you want to keep your home safe and your possessions secure. Flood coverage offers protection against losses that result from heavy and lengthy rain falls, storm surges, blocked storm drainage systems, snow melts, etc.
Different types of policies are available based on your property’s location and flood history:
Standard Flood Insurance Policies
If you live in a community that participates in the NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program), your building and its contents can be covered by a standard flood insurance policy. NFIP was established by the Federal Government to help communities who “voluntarily participate in the NIFP by adopting and enforcing floodplain management ordinances to reduce future flood damage.” To be considered a flood, the waters must cover at least two acres or affect at least two properties. You must apply for building coverage and contents coverage separately if you choose to invest in a standard flood insurance policy.
Preferred Risk Flood Insurance Policies
If your home or business is in a low or moderate risk zone, your building may qualify for a low-cost preferred risk policy. While you aren't required to purchase flood insurance in low-to-moderate risk areas, a preferred risk policy will protect your home and its contents if you are affected by a small flood or a larger flood that has extended into your low-risk area. In reality, many flood insurance claims occur in low-to-moderate risk areas.
Don't wait until it's too late. Contacting ISU Insurance Services GVW & Associates today will get you on the path to flood protection with an affordable and comprehensive insurance policy.