Looking Slightly Ahead
Hurricane Season for the Atlantic begins June 1 and runs through November 30. June 1st is just over 1 month from today. That means it’s time to refresh yourself with preparation needs if you live near the coast and it’s a good reminder to look at your readiness state for emergencies of all types even if you live inland and well away from any coast.
It’s particularly important to consider getting a flood policy for your home today. Most, if not all, flood insurance policies are not in effect for the first 30 days from the time you purchase a policy. Well, we are at that time frame (slightly over 30 days before hurricane season starts) now.
Indeed, you don’t need to live near the coast to be at risk of flooding. Flood of the home can come from prolonged heavy rains, rivers and streams overspilling their banks, or simply broken pipes or backups of plumbing or sewerage drains. Evaluate your risk of flooding today, and get your policy now so it will be in effect when, or rather, if you unfortunately need it.