As the nation begins to recover from the destruction left by Ida, Virginians are reminded to stay vigilant about the threat of floods from future storms, a release from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation advised.The Atlantic hurricane season continues through Nov. 30. Conditions still exist for an above-average hurricane season, according to the annual mid-season update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service.
There’s still time to obtain flood insurance coverage before the end of the season. Here are a few flood insurance facts to consider:—Standard homeowner’s and renter’s insurance policies do not cover damage from floods.—A new flood insurance policy takes 30 days to become effective.—Renters may obtain a contents-only flood insurance policy to protect belongings.—One inch of water in a 2,500-square-foot home can cause upwards of $25,000 in damages.
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