While historic rains, like those that came with Hurricane Harvey, are rare, floods remain the number one disaster in the United States and occur in all 50 states.
Even those that don’t live in a flood plain should plan ahead and be prepared for flooding.
Just one inch of water can cause more than $20,000 in damage, according to FEMA, but floods can bring waves of water many feet high.
AAA says the right insurance can help save homeowners thousands of dollars in the event of a flood, but it’s important to understand which type of insurance is needed to cover various types of flood damage. They suggest visiting floodsmart.gov for more information.