Road to Recovery: Answers to your flood insurance questions

Road to Recovery: Answers to your flood insurance questions
(Source: SOURCE: WMBF News)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Floodwater rose to historic levels across the Carolinas following Hurricane Florence, now thousands of people are beginning the road to recovery as water begins to recede.

Residents are starting to return home more than two weeks after Florence made landfall, many faced with water wrecked houses, unsure if their insurance policy will cover the damage.

Many may wonder: Doesn’t my homeowner’s insurance policy cover flooding? How do I file a flood insurance claim? Has a disaster been declared for my area? Does flood insurance cover flood damage caused by hurricanes, rivers or tidal waters?

If you or someone you know has these questions, don’t worry, we have a list of websites that can help you find answers!

National Flood Insurance Program - https://www.floodsmart.gov/faqs

FEMA - https://www.fema.gov/nfip-file-your-claim

Did these sites not answer your questions? You can email FlorenceRecovery@wmbfnews.com or call 843-798-9820 to leave a message with your name, number and your question.

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