Floods are the #1 natural disaster in the United States and can happen anywhere at any time; just one inch of floodwater from a storm or burst pipe can cause up to $25,000 in damage. In Florida, we are at a higher risk of flooding due to the potential for excessive amounts of rainfall during severe storms and during our hurricane season, which occurs between June 1 – November 30. While flooding can be difficult to predict and hard to avoid, investing in flood insurance can help safeguard your property. Most homeowner’s insurance does not cover flood damage; flood insurance is often a separate policy. Visit our FEMA Flood Maps site to assess your risk and contact your insurance agent to verify your coverage.