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Washington Flood Recovery Update for March 16, 2022

Mar 16, 2022
FEMA ADVISORY RU 009 - DR-4635-WA March 16, 2022

Washington Flood Recovery Update

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Flooding can happen anywhere, often to the surprise of residents who thought they were covered for disaster. One inch of floodwater can cause up to $25,000 of damage in a home and when flooding happens, the damage is not covered by most homeowners' insurance policies.

Additionally, FEMA disaster assistance is only available if the president approves individual assistance for a declared disaster and even then, the aid provided is designed to help people have a safe, secure and habitable place to live while they begin their recovery, not cover the complete cost of their loss. Without flood insurance, many survivors will need to cover the cost for this damage out-of-pocket.

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