8 Facts About Flash Floods

If you’ve spent any significant time in Dallas, you know that the one constant is that the weather is not. One of the more often overlooked weather threats for Dallas is Flash Flooding. Given the flat terrain in the Dallas area, water doesn’t have anywhere to recede to when major rainfall occurs in a short time period.

The scary part is…

Flash Floods can affect Dallas residents in a number of ways, including damage to your automotive, property, personal belongings. Regardless of the scenario, if you don’t have Flood Insurance you could be like many of the Americans who have their life’s works washed right out from under them…in a matter of minutes.

Although it may not be a category 4 hurricane or an F5 tornado that catches everyone’s instant attention, the average Flash Floods could potentially cause just as much damage.

Interesting facts about flash floods:

  1. They can happen anywhere and typically within a 6-hour window.
  2. Flash floods can bring walls of water from 10 to 20 feet high.
  3. A car can be taken away in as little as 2 feet of water.
  4. Floods are the most widespread natural disaster aside from wildfires. 90% of all U.S. natural disasters declared by the President involve some sort of flooding.
  5. Based on Floodsmart, a 2,000 square foot home undergoing 12” of water damage could cost more than $50,000.
  6. Since flood damage is almost never covered by homeowners insurance, flood insurance is important for people living in high-risk flood zones.
  7. Communities, particularly at risk, are those located in low-lying areas, near water, or downstream from a dam.

Don’t let your life’s work get rained out. A small flood insurance plan from Hogue Insurance Agency can give you peace of mind right now and protect your future from life’s curveballs.

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