Top 10 States For Flood Insurance Claims

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker - Pinecrest (Miami) Broker 3058544

I am frequently asked, "is this property in a flood zone?".  To my surprise, Florida is not one of the top 10 states to file a flood insurance claim!

National Flood Insurance Program Statistics:

  • Floods are the #1 most common natural disaster in the United States.
  • Over the past 10 years (2001-2010) the average flood insurance claim paid in the US was nearly $48,000 per year.
  • Over the past 10 years (2001-2010), flood insurance claims averaged just over $2.6 billion.
  • The average flood insurance policy is about $600 per year.
  • People outside of high-risk areas file over 20% of NFIP claims and receive one-third of disaster assistance for flooding.
  • The NFIP paid $709 million in flood insurance claims to homeowners, business owners, and renters in 2010.

    State:           Total Number of 2010 Claims

New Jersey                     4,690

Tennessee                     4,209

New York                        2,210

Massachusetts                1,936

Texas                            1,894

Illinois                           1,747

Rhode Island                  1,445

Kentucky                        1,120

North Carolina                 1,104

Pennsylvania                   1,094


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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
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Knowing all the claims we have in Texas I’m surprised to the 4 states above Texas. Interesting that Florida is not on the list.

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