In the event of a flood, are you and your family adequately prepared? There is a 30-day waiting period for new flood insurance policies to take effect once they are purchased. Floodplain residents should consider buying flood insurance if you think your home is potentially vulnerable. Historically, about one-third of all flood insurance claims come outside of the mapped regulatory floodplain area (for 100 year floods).
For more information about flood insurance, contact your local insurance agent, or contact the State Coordinator Thuy Patton for the National Flood Insurance Program at 303-866-4803, or visit the FEMA website for information about the National Flood Insurance Program.
Tips to Minimize Loss of Life and Property in the Event of a Flood
The following tips are from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Flood Insurance Program and should be used as suggested guidelines for action before, during, and after a flood. View the 2008 Flood Preparations quick reference brochure.