Being Out of Floodplain Doesn't Mean Homes Won't Flood

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Property owners don't have to live in a floodplain to buy flood insurance. About 30 percent of claims come from outside high-risk zones.

BY KATHY JENSEN, AMERICAN NEWS, ABERDEEN, S.D. / MARCH 16, 2017

(TNS) - A Federal Emergency Management Agency official has a tip for people who might be contemplating flood insurance.

"When the flood's coming in your backyard, it's too late," said Brian Hvinden, FEMA external affairs specialist.

Flood insurance doesn't go into effect until 30 days after it's been purchased, Hvinden said. In other words, now is not a bad time to consider a policy.

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