7 Key Flood Insurance Things to Know

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7 Key Flood Insurance Things to Know

Flood InsuranceAs a Realtor doing business in the Bayou City (Houston, TX - League City, Clear Lake, Pearland, Friendswood, etc...) and on the Gulf Coast, it is important for me to know that my clients are getting accurate and timely information about insurance.

I recently sat down with Lane, McKinney of McKinney Insurance (281-996-0040)... Here is a guy for all of your insurance needs with a wealth of knowledge and service to back that up!

Special thanks to Lane for helping
me put this list together!
Lane McKinney
McKinney Insurance TWFG

Our conversation today was about Flood Insurance.  Here are the Key Flood Insurance Things to Know:

  1. Preferred flood zones are B, C, D, and X.  These are zones that are voluntary and not lender forced to carry flood insurance.  You decide whether you want to carry coverage or not.

  2. Get a flood-zone determinant to figure out your flood zone. This is also a good measure of your risk for flooding.  My home in League City is in zone X -- a great zone to be in... and most parts of the greater Bay Area are in preferred risk zones meaning that there is a lower risk for flooding.

  3. Standard flood zones are A, AE, and V.  These zones are mandatory coverage required by a lender.

  4. Preferred zones come in packages and are generally pretty affordable.  So with the uncertainties of amounts of rainfall in a ny one area for an extended amount of time, it is recommended as a low cost measure to insure against the possibliity of flash flooding.

  5. If purchasing flood insurance for a closing, then the policy can start on the day of closing.  If purchasing flood insurance anytime after closing, then there is a mandatory 30-day wait for coverage to be inforce.

  6. Flood insurance is government regulated by NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program) and is the same price no matter what carrier you go through.  The rates are determined by NFIP.

  7. Flood insurance covers "rising water" and is a separate policy to be purchased on its own.  It is not part of your homeowners insurance policy.


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Brian Worrell - GRI, CNE
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Comments (2)

Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

Flooding has been a problem thoughout the nation this year.  Thanks for the info.

Sep 24, 2011 06:50 PM
Ronald DiLalla
Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824 - Anaheim, CA
No. Orange Cty Real Estate

Hi Brian, thanks for the info..lot of  area here in Southern California are effected by flooding.

Sep 24, 2011 07:01 PM