Flood insurance may be in jeopardy in Oklahoma

Homeowners flood Insurance

New legislations could make flood insurance inaccessible in the state Flood insurance may become more difficult to obtain for homeowners in Oklahoma if new legislations take effect. The Oklahoma Floodplain Managers Association has warned state lawmakers that new legislations that are making their way through both the Senate and the House of Representatives could mean that the state can no longer participate in the National Flood Insurance Program. The federal program is typically the only place that homeowners throughout the country can find flood insurance protection. Legislations seek to prohibit…

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Oklahoma gap insurance to fill the additional need for flood coverage

According to a news release from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, despite the fact that flooding is the most common form of natural disaster in the country, statistics continue to indicate that individuals are ignoring this risk and are failing to purchase the gap insurance required to cover them against this circumstance. There are approximately 1.7 million households in the state of Oklahoma, and fewer than 34,000 (approximately 2 percent) of them are covered in the event of flooding, from a policy…

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