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Field Guide to Flood Insurance

(Updated January 2013)

Do you need flood insurance? Hurricanes and heavy rains can cause floods in flood prone areas, and regular insurance does not cover flood damage. Are you in a flood plain? (K. Janisch, Information Specialist)


Do You Need Flood Insurance?

The Cost of Flooding, (FloodSmart.gov, n.d.).

Defining Flood Risks, (www.floodsmart.gov, 2012).

How Will the New Flood Maps Affect Your Flood Risk?, (www.floodsmart.gov, 2012).

Real Life Flood Stories: See What a Flood is Really Like, (www.floodsmart.gov, 2012).

Protect Yourself and Your Home from Flooding, (www.HouseLogic.com, Sept. 7, 2012).

There’s Still Time to Buy Flood Insurance, (www.HouseLogic.com, Aug. 17, 2012).

Win for Home Owners: Congress Reauthorizes Flood Insurance for 5 Years, (www.HouseLogic.com, Jul. 2, 2012).

Buying Flood Insurance, (About.com, 2011).

7 Flood Insurance Myths, (HouseLogic.com, Mar. 23, 2011).

Do You Need Disaster Insurance?, (smartmoney.com, Mar. 15, 2011).

The Facts on Flooding, (Houston REALTOR® Online, Apr. 2010).

Flood Insurance: What You Need to Know, (HouseLogic.com, Apr. 29, 2010).

The Right Disaster Insurance for Your Region, (HouseLogic.com, Sept. 7, 2009).

Re-examine Your Risk For Flood, (Realty Times, July 2008).

Map Service Center, (FEMA).


National Flood Insurance Program

National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP): Background, (National Association of REALTORS®, 2012).

National Flood Insurance Program: Political Advocacy, (National Association of REALTORS®, 2012).

Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, (National Association of REALTORS®, 2012).

National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), (www.naic.org, Aug. 20, 2012 ).

The National Flood Insurance Program, (FEMA, Oct. 5, 2011).

Good News on National Flood Insurance Program, (National Association of REALTORS®, Oct. 4, 2011).


eBooks & Other Resources

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Complete Book of Insurance (Kindle, Adobe eReader)

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