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, 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.