Why You Need Flood Insurance


Hurricane season is officially underway, Sugar Landers, so now is a great time to consider flood insurance!

Here’s the top 5 reasons you should consider getting flood insurance ASAP:

  • Over the past four years, hurricanes and major storms have caused higher than average flooding. In the future, it’s reasonable to expect more of the same.
  • While an inch of water in your home might not seem like a lot, it’s enough to cause over $25,000 worth of damage.
  • In comparison to damage costs, paying for flood insurance is a small price.
  • Flood insurance coverage protects things like electrical and plumbing systems, appliances, and detached garages that are damaged as a result of a flood.
  • Flood insurance policies typically take 30 days to go into effect, so it’s important to take action as soon as possible.

To learn more about flood insurance, visit: https://www.floodsmart.gov/

 To learn more about what you can do as a Sugar Land resident to be prepared in case of an emergency, check out the City’s Emergency Preparedness Guide here: http://webtools.sugarlandtx.gov/sl/epub/2019epg/mobile/index.html#p=2