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Flood After Fire

Flood After Fire

Many areas in the West and South are at an increased flood risk due to wildfires in recent years. While the West typically experiences most wildfires in the fall, the wildfires are most active in the South during late-winter and early-spring months. The rainy seasons that follow can lead to severe flooding.

After a wildfire, the charred ground where vegetation has burned away cannot easily absorb rainwater, increasing the risk of flooding and mudflows for several years. Properties directly affected by fires, and those located downstream of burn areas, are most at risk. To learn more about flood risks after wildfires, download this fact sheet.

Be prepared! Purchase flood insurance for your home (and business) and its contents, take an inventory of your belongings and make an emergency plan for you and your family. For more information, click here.

Other Spring Flooding Threats

 
 

Everyone is at risk

Floods can happen almost anywhere. They are not limited to coastal areas or to devastating tropical storms. Find Out More

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PRIMARY RESIDENCE DISCLAIMER


For flood insurance rating purposes, a primary residence is a building that will be lived in by the insured or the insured's spouse for at least 80 percent of the 365 days following the policy effective date. If the building will be lived in for less than 80 percent of the policy year, it is considered to be a non-primary residence.

How Can I get Covered?

  • Rate your risk
  • Estimate your premiums
  • Find an agent
 

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