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How Flood Insurance Works


Author's Note

I don't have flood insurance. The river is a mile down the road and I live on a hill. What I need is tree insurance. Trees tend to fall on my property like discarded matchsticks. Just the other week, I had a contractor clear a good deal of my property. Oh yeah, it wasn't cheap.

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  • Bradenton Herald. "Spring is Flood Season and a Reminder to Consider Buying Flood Insurance Policy." March 20, 2012. (March 26, 2012). http://www.bradenton.com/2012/03/20/3951051/spring-is-flood-season-and-a-reminder.html
  • FEMA. (National Flood Insurance Program Summary of Coverage." (March 27, 2012). http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pdfs/NFIP_Summary_of_Coverage.pdf
  • Flood Smart. "Frequently Asked Questions." (March 27, 2012). http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/faqs/faqs_considering.jsp
  • Flood Smart. "Policy Rates." (March 27, 2012). http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/residential_coverage/policy_rates.jsp
  • Flood Smart. "What's Covered." (March 27, 2012). http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/residential_coverage/whats_covered.jsp
  • Jewell, Mark. "Hurricane Irene: Most Insurance Policies Don't Cover Home Flooding." Huffington Post. Aug. 29, 2011. (March 27, 2012). http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/29/hurricane-irene-flooding-insurance-homeowner_n_941121.html
  • Powell, Eileen Alt. "How Flood Insurance Works." Associated Press. March 21, 2004. (March 27, 2012). http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2004/May/21/bz/bz04a.html

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