IBHS turns research and insights into actions home and business owners can take to reduce costs associated with weather-related losses. Our flood guidance is on our policyholder-focused site, DisasterSafety.org. We encourage you to provide the links to policyholders via email, social channels, etc.
- Each year, the US suffers hundreds of millions or even several billions of dollars in flood damage.
- Floods can occur anywhere, often with little or no warning.
- Floods often occur outside the 100-year flood zone. In fact, approximately 25 percent of all flood damages occur in relatively low risk zones commonly described as being “outside the mapped flood zone.”