Today is the National Day of Action: America's PrepareAthon!
America's PrepareAthon! is a nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions and exercises conducted at the national level every fall and spring.
From businesses, to schools, to our homes, it is always a good idea to have a backup plan. Whether the culprit is a broken pipe, a faulty appliance, an overloaded dryer vent, sewage back up, or severe weather conditions, a disaster to your property can be devastating. When it comes to repairing damages, it can be extremely costly. But, you can help minimize the damage and repair costs with just a little planning.
Take Action: How can You Prepare for Disaster Risk Reduction?
Water Flood Damage and Your Homeowner's Insurance
Homeowners and individuals within communities are encouraged to educate themselves on all emergency relief assistance available to them, mitigation topics, and flood insurance coverage. Water flood damage is the most common natural disaster to homes and properties across the nation; and its specific cause is the distinguishing factor insurance policies use for coverage purposes.
What causes water flood damages?
- Heavy rainfall
- Overflowing lakes or rivers
- Rise in sea level
- Outdated or clogged drainage systems
- Plumbing system issues
More info? Save our Homeowner's Insurance Policy Checklist for a quick guide to basic home maintenance that can protect and prepare your property.