Posted on 04/26/2016, by Jeremy Edsall
Flood Cost Estimate Tool Shows What a Flood to Your Home Could Cost
An online estimating tool available at FloodSmart.gov shows what the financial cost of a flood to your home might be. The tool allows you to see the calculated cost for cleaning and renovating damaged building materials, as well as the replacement of appliances, furniture, electronics, home accessories and personal items. You can select flood levels from 1" to 4' over an area of either 1,000 sq. ft to 2,000 sq. ft..
Flooding is the Number 2 weather killer in the United States, ahead of tornadoes and severe weather, and is the costliest weather-related disaster we face. While much of the focus remains on thunderstorms and tornadoes, flooding can often be an under-rated killer.