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Spring Thaw

Spring Thaw

Spring Thaw

Spring brings warmer temperatures and heavy rain. But until the ground thaws, melting snow and rain cannot be absorbed. Each cubic foot of compacted snow contains gallons of water. Once it melts, the water can result in the overflow of streams, rivers, and lakes that flood nearby homes and businesses.

Rivers and streams that froze during the winter also begin to thaw. As the ice breaks and travels downstream, ice jams can block the flow of water, creating flooding upstream. Add spring rain to the mix, and the result can be serious, widespread flooding.

To learn more about flood risks associated with spring thaw, download the Spring Flood Risk Fact Sheet [PDF 148kb] .

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

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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