Natural disasters can be devastating to families, and sometimes even to entire communities. Flooding is the #1 natural disaster in the United States and therefore affects a significant amount of the country’s population year after year. Floods are getting more intense and happening more often due to the effects of climate change, so even if you don’t live in a flood-prone area, you may find yourself more vulnerable to flooding very soon.
FLOOD DAMAGE STATS
FLOOD RISK STATS
FLOOD INSURANCE STATS
BETWEEN 2005 AND 2014
The average flood claim amount.
$3.5 billion =
The average total flood insurance claims each year.
The national average flood premium each year.
FEMA.gov, FloodSmart.gov. iii.org, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.