Hurricane Season begins, time to protect yourself from potential flooding

CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) Hurricane season is here for us in the Lowcountry. June 1 marks the start of the Hurricane season for the North Atlantic. Forecasters predict that we will have a “near normal” season, which means there is a 70% chance we will see 10-16 storms with a name.

When we think of Hurricane season, our thoughts typically go straight to the coast. However, as we saw during the historic flooding in October of 2015, even people who live inland can experience high water levels inside their homes. We saw countless homes across the Lowcountry ruined by water, yet many of the people who lived there did not have flood insurance because they were not in a designated flood zone.

We talked to a local insurance agent who encourages all of his clients to consider flood insurance, whether they are zoned for it or not. He also advises researching the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). If your community participates in the NFIP, you could qualify for lower rates.

Click here to research NFIP.

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