If you’ve seen the news, you know about the incredible flooding in the Northeast, proof that damaging floods can occur year ‘round. Maybe you’ve even thought about buying flood insurance for your home from FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program. Don’t take too long to ponder the idea. Why? Because there is typically a 30-day waiting period before a new flood insurance policy takes effect. A lot can happen in that 30 days. For example, the official start of hurricane season is June 1, and we all know that floods are especially prevalent during hurricane season. The longer you wait to buy flood insurance, the further into hurricane season you’ll be before your policy kicks in. Take time today to learn more about flood insurance by checking out FloodSmart.

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