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Insurance that protects against the general and temporary inundation of normally dry land caused by overflow of inland or tidal waters, unusual and rapid accumulation or runoff of surface waters, or mudflow. This type of water damage is an excluded peril on the property form. Coverage is available for the building and/or building contents.
More than 20 percent of flood claims come from properties outside high-risk flood zones. Flood insurance can pay regardless of whether or not there is a Presidential Disaster Declaration.
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) flood insurance rates do not differ from company to company or agent to agent. All policy premiums include certain fees and surcharges, so ask about these when discussing a price quote.
The amount you pay for your policy is calculated based on factors such as:
The NFIP’s Preferred Risk Policy (PRP) offers lower-cost protection for homes and apartments in areas of low to moderate flood risk. These areas of moderate or minimal flood hazards are shown as B, C, X, AR, and A99 zones on a Flood Insurance Rate Map.