Although Flood insurance is not as fun as the lyrics to Salt N Pepa’s “Let’s Talk About Sex”, it is still a topic that needs to be discussed. Here is a quick and easy reference in regards to flood insurance:
Flooding is the leading cause of natural disaster property damage.
What constitutes as a flood? Overflow of inland or tidal waters, and/or unusual and rapid accumulation or runoff of surface waters from any source.
Coverage also includes man made floods, such as: Water main breaks, sewer main breaks, pool collapse, and fire hydrants.
You must buy a flood insurance policy to be covered. Flood is NOT a covered peril under most multi-peril policies.
As long as your building is walled & roofed affixed to a permanent site, and principally above ground, the following buildings are eligible for flood insurance: dwelling, multi-family, or apartments and condos.
How can I find out if a property is in a participating community? http://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program/national-flood-insurance-program-community-status-book