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Hurricane, heavy rains show importance of flood insurance

Original post made on Sep 19, 2011

As homeowners across the East Coast weathered Hurricane Irene and the heavy rains that followed, the importance of flood insurance was again made clear.

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Comments (3)

Posted by AD, a resident of Sycamore Place
on Sep 19, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Does anyone in Pleasanton buy flood insurance? its expensive and deductibles are high... it is useful if you lose a large portion of the property --some areas in pleasanton are consider "flood zone" areas...


Posted by Rick, a resident of another community
on Sep 21, 2011 at 5:02 am

I reside in northern New Jersey which bore the brunt of Hurricane Irene and the subsequent flooding, weeks-long power outages, and the lack of gasoline to power generators. Our house is worth $400,ooo; flood insurance is $400 annually with $1000 deductible. Trust me, when you lose your hot water heater, furnace, washer, dryer; when your electrical sockets are rusted out and your floors come up, the flood insurance comes in really handy, despite what some people might think of as a "high" deductible.


Posted by R. Jensen, a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on Sep 21, 2011 at 5:37 am

"Trust me, when you lose your hot water heater, furnace, washer, dryer; when your electrical sockets are rusted out and your floors come up, the flood insurance comes in really handy, despite what some people might think of as a 'high' deductible."

Signed,
R. Jensen, your friendly insurance agent


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