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The Insurance Information Institute

Posted: 2:00 PM, Jun 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-19 18:00:24Z

The number one natural disaster in the U.S. is flooding, and hurricanes can trigger torrential rainfall. With Atlantic hurricane season underway, and six hurricanes being predicted this year[1], homeowners and business owners alike need to be prepared. 

But flooding can happen anywhere.   Even a weak tropical storm can cause major flooding, particularly if it is a slow-moving storm.  More than 20 percent of flood insurance claims are paid to people living in low-to-moderate-risk flood zones. 

Tropical storm and hurricane complacency can lead to devastating consequences.  However, a commitment to preparedness and resiliency can offset disaster.