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Flood Awareness Month

Posted: Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 at 6:30 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel


March is Flood Awareness Month in Iowa, and state officials say one of the most important things people can do is look into flood insurance.  Juli Probasco-Sowers from the Rebuild Iowa Office says they decided to choose March because the biggest worry for the time of flooding is between mid-March and mid-April.  She says another reason for selecting March is because there is a 30-day timeframe to obtain insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program.

Probasco-Sowers says the average per year for flood insurance is $765, but she says that changes depending the flood risks associated where you are located.  She adds in the last 10 years, about 20% of the damage has occurred in the low to moderate risk areas for flooding.

Probasco-Sowers shares more about flooding and Flood Awareness Month during today’s In Touch With Southeast Iowa program.