Is flood insurance a good investment?

Is flood insurance a good investment?

One person says flood insurance is a waste of money, while someone else says it is a wise investment. So how do you decide for yourself? What should you consider? We asked experts and real-life flood insurance customers to get honest opinions. Here is what they had to...

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Dealing with Water Damage

Dealing with Water Damage

Having “waded out” my fair share of natural and plumbing disasters, I can say with confidence that water damage in all of its forms is one of the most devastating things that can happen to a person, a family, and a community. The very nature of water is to fill its...

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Why Do You Need an Emergency Plan?

Why Do You Need an Emergency Plan?

Whether or not you went through the Boy Scout program, its motto, “Be Prepared,” should be something that you live by. Preparedness is a key aspect of being successful in all areas of life, but it shines especially bright when it comes to disasters. The age-old...

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A Guide to Everyday Molds

A Guide to Everyday Molds

It’s difficult to pinpoint the exact number of different kinds of mold out there, but researchers estimate that there are between tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of different varieties living all around us. The fact is this: mold is literally everywhere,...

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Flood Insurance Policies: What Do They Cover?

Flood Insurance Policies: What Do They Cover?

Flood insurance protects your home or building and its contents from water damage caused by a flood, which is defined as a temporary condition where two or more acres of normally dry land is submerged by water or mudflow. Flood insurance is not the same as the basic...

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Do’s and Don’ts During a Flood

Do’s and Don’ts During a Flood

Many parts of the country have been waterlogged in the past few years, possibly due to climate change. Whenever it rains, there is always the possibility of flooding, and many areas that have never had flooding before are currently experiencing it for the first time....

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What Should You Throw Away After a Fire?

What Should You Throw Away After a Fire?

A house fire has devastating and long-term effects on families. After the firefighters put out the fire, the family is left on their own to clear up whatever remains of their home. They have to make painful decisions about whether they can salvage some of their...

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The Road to Emotional Recovery After Residential Fire

The Road to Emotional Recovery After Residential Fire

When you lose your home to a house fire, you lose more than just your place of residence. You feel the loss through other things such as documents, clothing, furniture, artwork, photo albums, and much more. You might also feel like the connection between the memories...

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How to Build a Levee for Flood Protection

How to Build a Levee for Flood Protection

If you live in a flood-prone area, you are probably familiar with levees. A levee, also called a floodbank, dike, stopbank, or embankment, is an elongated, naturally occurring ridge or artificially constructed wall that is used to regulate water levels. A levee is...

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Different Types of Flooding

Different Types of Flooding

Next to wildfires and tornadoes, floods are the most widespread natural disaster in the U.S. Scientists attribute the increased flooding to global climate change because the rise in global temperatures results in the air holding more moisture. This may not seem like a...

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Worst Natural Disasters

Worst Natural Disasters

Advancements in science and technology are no match for the terrifying and destructive power of natural disasters. For thousands of years, men have built and improved infrastructure to protect themselves from the natural elements, but once the fury of nature is...

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How to Keep Mold Away from your Home

How to Keep Mold Away from your Home

Mold makes homes unsightly and unhealthy. It’s no wonder that homeowners get worried at the first sight of mold. But what is mold anyway? It is a microscopic fungi that reproduces via spore generation. Different kinds of mold are multi-cellular, have antennae, and...

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