Nearly all homeowners, renters, and business insurance policies exclude coverage for flood damage. Unfortunately, more than 400,000 properties in this state have a significant risk of sustaining flood damage over the next 30 years.
To be protected against financial losses related to this hazard, you can purchase flood insurance. Affordable policies are available through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), a program administered by FEMA.
If your property is located in a flood zone and you are still paying on a mortgage, your lender will require you to carry flood insurance. Otherwise, this coverage is optional. When deciding whether or not to purchase a policy, consider that the average compensation per flood claim in Alabama is $32,100. Flood policies take 30 days to go into effect.