NOAA Predicts Greater Flood Risk

September 25, 2014

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says that river flooding is expected to be worse this year than last according to their latest forecast.   This can actually be good news for restoration contractors as it will typically signify an increase in expected work for the next 3 months.

 

According to the report, states surrounding the Mississippi and Missouri river basins will be hit the worst.  This includes the following states:

 

-Arkansas
-Alabama
-Georgia
-Illinois
-Indiana
-Iowa
-Kansas
-Kentucky
-Louisiana
-Mississippi
-Missouri
-Ohio
-Tennessee

 

Given this increased risk due to flooding, we recommend that any homeowner living in those areas consider purchasing a flood insurance policy.  A standard homeowners policy will not protect you or pay for the damages caused by flooding.   Also, it’s important to remember that a flood insurance policy now carries a 30-day waiting period so if you are going to buy a policy, now would definitely be to right time to consider it.

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