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Hurricanes & Tropical Storms

Hurricanes & Tropical Storms

Tropical Storms and Hurricanes

Hurricanes have caused 8 of the 10 costliest natural disasters in U.S. history, but it takes only one storm to cause flooding. The risk isn‘t limited just to storm surge on the coast. Heavy rains and flash floods can affect communities hundreds of miles inland. Just a few inches of water can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage.

Everyone needs financial protection from the dangers of hurricanes. Because most policies take 30 days to go into effect, the time to act is now.

Learn more about hurricanes


Before a Flood

Once you purchase flood insurance, there are several things you can do to protect your home and family. Get Prepared



A Storm, A Hurricane

After Tropical Storm Allison, Meteorologist Frank Billingsley learned firsthand the importance of having flood insurance. Watch the Video



Resources for Hurricane Season

This year, don't get caught off guard by Hurricane Season, or the dangers that come with it. Know the facts. Learn More



Hurricane FAQs

Where do they hit? Who's the most at risk? If you still have questions about Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, get them answered. Learn More


What's My Flood Risk?

Visit FEMA's Flood Map Service Center to locate your flood map to help determine your flood risk.

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