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Winter Rainy Season
Winter Rainy Season
Each winter and spring, storms over the Pacific Ocean bring heavy rains to the Northwest, heightening the risk for flooding. Your homeowners insurance policy doesn't cover damage from floods either; only flood insurance will. Learn more at FloodSmart.gov/winter.
A midwinter thaw can produce large amounts of runoff that can overwhelm and flood hard and frozen ground. Don't wait for the snow to melt. There's typically a 30-day wait before a flood insurance policy goes into effect. Visit FloodSmart.gov/winter to learn more.
Areas which experienced wildfires are more vulnerable to flooding even in the winter. Flood damage is only covered by flood insurance. Learn more at FloodSmart.gov/winter.
Planning your finances for the year? Don't forget flood insurance. Just a few inches of water can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage. From 2008-2012, the average flood claim was more than $30,000. Prepare for the unexpected. Go to FloodSmart.gov/winter to learn more.
Anywhere it can rain, it can flood. And just a few inches of water can cause major damage to your home and its contents. Learn what a flood could cost you at FloodSmart.gov/winter.
Just last year, parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast experienced flooding from a February nor'easter. Don't be caught off guard without flood insurance, the only way to financially protect your assets. Go to FloodSmart.gov/winter to learn more and find an agent near you .Just two years ago, Oregon and Washington experienced a severe winter storm that produced flooding, landslides, and mudslides. Don't be caught off guard without flood insurance, the only way to financially protect your assets. Go to FloodSmart.gov/winter to learn more and find an agent near you .
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