One of the most important things you can do as a homeowner or renter to protect yourself from losses is to have adequate insurance, including flood insurance if your home is in an at-risk area.
In a fire-affected landscape, it's important to know the risk of flooding to your home and property based on your proximity to creeks, steep slopes, waterways, coulees and canyons. The loss of vegetation and potentially heavily-burned soil greatly increases the risk of flooding and debris flows.
Flood insurance needs to be purchased at least 30 days in advance in order to receive coverage, so don't wait until a fire burns through your area. Flash flooding could occur immediately following a fire, leaving you unprotected.
How Do I Get Flood Insurance?
In 1968, Congress created the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to help provide a means for property owners to financially protect themselves. The NFIP offers flood insurance to homeowners, renters, and business owners if their community participates in the NFIP. The Methow Valley area is a part of a participating community.
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