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The truth is, "You always need to have flood insurance because you're in South Louisiana." Find peace of mind by being prepared.
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"In Tampa, we live in one of the highest risk flood areas in the country." Find peace of mind by being prepared.
4 min 7 sec
Kathy watched her neighbor's house flood. Luckily, her house didn't flood but she understands it definitely could. That's why she has flood insurance.
Doug knows how much damage a little water can do. Flood insurance has given him the financial support to rebuild and prevent him from losing his home.
Bernadette learned that it doesn't take much water to create a lot of flood damage. She'll never be without flood insurance.
Michael and Grainne watched a dramatic event unfold when they saw Bayshore flood by their home. Knowing that they have flood insurance puts them at ease.
Harvey has lived in his house for nearly 20 years and knows a thing or two about flooding. Fortunately, flood insurance has allowed him to put his life back together.
You're so grateful that you have [flood insurance] and the peace of mind of knowing "I get to go back home."
3 min 4 sec
A look at the destruction caused by Hurricane Irene.
2 min 44 sec
Picking up the pieces
2 min 35 sec
Heavy rain and snowmelt almost ruined their dream.
2 min 46 sec
FEMA and the Insurance Information Institute discuss the importance of flood insurance.
6 min 56 sec
Rising waters nearly ravaged their investment.
2 min 27 sec
A look at Hurricane Irene's destructive force along the North Carolina coast.
2 min 53 sec
Disaster with no way to rebuild.
2 min 21 sec
An experts first hand encounter.
4 min 38 sec
FEMA and the Insurance Information Institute answer flood policy FAQs.
1 min 14 sec
FEMA officials and their partners discuss the unique risks associated with levees.
6 min 20 sec
We ran out of time.
2 min 16 sec
Her successful recovery from levee failure.
2 min 17 sec
Learn how one Nashville family persevered through the devastating 2010 floods.
7 min 12 sec
So many people were left with nothing.
3 min 30 sec
Two looks at the same flood—with and without flood insurance.
3 min 4 sec
Flood Risk Scenarios
There are many ways flooding can occur, from snow melt to flash floods and tropical storms. Explore Now
The Cost of Flooding
The cost of flooding can vary drastically. See inch-by-inch how much flooding will cost you. Measure This
The FloodSmart Levee Simulator is a helpful, animated tool that demonstrates how levees work. Learn More
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