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Flood insurance Q&A

Flood insurance has become an issue of concern to many homeowners in Erie, CO. There are many issues they do not know surrounding this vital policy that some have and others want to buy. Advantage Service Insurance has highlighted some questions and respective answers that families in this region have been asking.

Do I Need Flood Insurance?

This is a question that is usually asked by a vast number of people because they do not see the need for flood insurance because their region does not flood. However, your region may not be classified as a flood risk by the national flood agency, but it is always necessary to take caution and buy flood insurance. Where it rains, there is always a risk of excess rain, which can lead to flooding.

Do I Need Flood Insurance If a Rent?

Those renting properties feel that they do not need flood insurance because the homeowner’s association has everything covered. However, the homeowner’s association only covers the structure and the exterior walls. This means this policy does not cover the properties inside the house. Therefore, it is necessary to have flood insurance to cater for the damages to personal properties.

What Are My Flood Insurance Options?

You can buy your flood insurance policy from the National Flood Insurance Program, which the federal government offers and manages. However, there are many private insurance companies offering flood insurance. You have an option to compare between several companies and choose the entity that gives you several benefits at the lowest cost possible.

Advantage Service Insurance classifies Erie, CO as a flood risk city in the state. This is consistent with the flood map as shown by FEMA. Therefore, if you own a house or have rented a property in this area, you need to get flood insurance to be on the safe side. Contact us today for more information.

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