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Flood Insurance


umbrellaFlood liability insurance provides protection for destruction and financial devastation caused by floods. Although it may not seem like much, even a few inches of water can cause damage and result in thousands of dollars in repair and restoration costs. Homeowners insurance does not typically cover floods. Purchasing Flood insurance through United Direct Insurance Services can protect you.

Although it may not seem as necessary as homeowners insurance, flood insurance is important if you plan on keeping your home safe and your possessions secure. Flood coverage offers protection against losses that result from heavy and lengthy rain falls, storm surges, blocked storm drainage systems, snow melts, etc.

Different types of policies are available based on your property’s location and flood history:

  • Standard Flood Insurance Policies
    If you live in a community that participates in the NFIP, your building and its contents can be covered by a Standard Flood Insurance policy. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was established by the Federal Government to help communities who “voluntarily participate in the NIFP by adopting and enforcing floodplain management ordinances to reduce future flood damage.” To be considered a flood, the waters must cover at least two acres or affect at least two properties. You must apply for building coverage and contents coverage separately if you choose to invest in a Standard Flood Insurance policy.
  • Preferred Risk Policies
    If your home or business is in a low or moderate risk zone, your building may qualify for a low-cost Preferred Risk Policy. While you are not required to purchase flood insurance in low-to-moderate risk areas, a Preferred Risk Policy will protect your home and its contents if a small flood, or a larger flood that has extended affects you into your low risk area. In truth, many flood insurance claims occur in low-to-moderate risk areas.

United Direct Insurance Services is a California Insurance Agency located in Encino, Los Angeles County, offering affordable Flood Insurance. Contact us today for a free quote!