Flood Awareness Week: Know Your Flood Risk and Be Prepared

March 11, 2019

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With all of the snow we have experienced here in the Twin Cities metro this winter, it is imperative that we share information about flood preparedness.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has declared March 10 through March 16 as Flood Safety Awareness Week.
Do you know if you live in a floor zone? According to the Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) of Minnesota, “many think that floods are covered by their home owners or commercial lines property policies. Others continue to believe that a flood could never happen where they live or do business …” We want you to be aware that flood coverage is separate and is not covered under your regular policies.
The best time to get ready for a flood is before it happens. According to the latest information from FEMA, there are some basic steps to take before a flood:
  • Know your flood risk.
  • Make a flood emergency plan.
  • Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit.
  • Consider buying flood insurance.
  • Familiarize yourself with local emergency plans.
  • Stay tuned to your phone alerts, TV, or radio for weather updates, emergency instructions, or evacuation orders.
To learn even more, head over to ready.gov/floods. And please feel free to send these tips to your friends and family.
With all of the snow this winter, we expect spring to bring high water levels and flooding. If you would like a quote for flood insurance for your specific address, visit our website. Within minutes, you will see a free estimate. We are also happy to walk you through a free quote. Call our office at 763-551-1300.