Buying flood insurance can be difficult, but our company makes it simple. All you should do is give us a call, and we’ll talk about all of your options for flood insurance coverage. We can help you find private plans through FEMA or other government agencies. Of course, if you have any questions about finding your best flood insurance policy in New York City, give us a call! We’re happy to lead you through each step of the process.
Flood insurance is designed for homeowners living within designated flood zones. The government will pay a certain percentage of your home’s replacement value if it is deemed that damage was caused by flooding. If you don’t have coverage, you are personally responsible for paying out of pocket should flooding occur. All homeowners are urged to purchase flood insurance regardless of where they live within New York City, as flooding can happen anywhere. It is important to note that not all policies are created equal, so do your research before purchasing one to know precisely what will be covered and not covered should disaster strike. One way to start your search is to go through an independent agent who can sit down with you at no cost and find a policy that fits both your needs and budget.
The only problem with flood insurance is that it can be hard to find. There are a lot of New Yorkers who don’t even know about flood insurance and might not have even considered that they live in an area that’s vulnerable to flooding. The good news is that getting flood insurance shouldn’t be too tricky—and it shouldn’t cost you much more than a typical homeowner’s insurance policy would. Flood insurance can run between $300 and $800 a year, depending on where you live.
If you own property along the coast or near a large river, expect your rate to be higher. And if you live somewhere particularly vulnerable—like New Orleans—you might have to pay even more than average for your flood insurance policy. Start by talking to a few local agents about flood insurance.
They can help you figure out what policies will be best for your home and how to go about getting them. Also, keep in mind that flood protection varies from company to company, so make sure you do some research before settling on one particular plan. Finally, make sure any new flood insurance plan includes a low deductible (preferably less than $500) and protects against loss from the wind as well as rain damage.