When Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast, flood insurance companies dispatched an army of structural engineers to do some detective work.
Take a look at the first page of your homeowner’s policy which, by law, has to state in plain English what is covered and what the payout limits are. Plan for the worst.
Congress passed a bill scaling back flood insurance premium increases, allowing below-market insurance rates to be passed on to people buying homes.
Senator Bob Casey is pushing for legislation that would roll back some changes that were mandated in flood insurance reform that was enacted by Congress last year.
With federal forecasters predicting an active or extremely active hurricane season, Triple-A advises homeowners to review their insurance policies before conditions heat up.
Whether Sandy scores a direct hit on our area or not, it is forecasted to bring heavy rain, which can be a headache for homeowners.
3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan tells us who is covered when a flood strikes, and what you can do to protect your home.