Many state statutes and condominium bylaws require the purchase of reasonably available property insurance which covers all direct physical risks of loss on an extended and replacement cost basis. One issue I have heard associations and their insurance agents ask: “Is flood insurance reasonably available” so that it has to be insured.

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Few coverages are more important than flood insurance. Whether it is storm surge from a hurricane, rising rivers, torrential rains, or broken levees, floods occur in every part of the United States. Unfortunately, as most people know, flood insurance is difficult to find. Since most private insurers specifically exclude flood from coverage, the majority of flood coverage is purchased from the National Flood Insurance Program, which is instituted and administrated by the federal government. Unfortunately this vital program has been short on funding for years, leaving many to wonder if the program can survive.


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While some areas sustained substantial wind damages from Hurricane Irene, a large portion of the losses are related to floods caused by the storm. Anyone insured through the National Flood Insurance Program should read their policies carefully and pay close attention to the time requirements mandated in the provisions.


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