Now is time to consider flood insurance, state says

Gov. Jim Doyle has proclaimed March 15-19, 2010, as Flood Safety Awareness Week in Wisconsin.

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Dilweg is encouraging all homeowners to evaluate their need for flood insurance before the spring snowmelt and storm season. 

Flood insurance covers the direct physical losses caused by floods, flood-related erosion, severe rainstorms, flash floods and mudslides. There is, however, a 30-day waiting period before the policy takes effect, which is why Dilweg suggests that consumers think about flood insurance now.

 â€œWe’re seeing significant winter snowfall and the water tables in southern Wisconsin are very high,” said Dilweg. “There is a very real concern that flooding will occur again in Wisconsin this spring. Without flood insurance, consumers face significant financial loss for property damage and loss of building contents.”

More details on this initiative are available here.

Wisconsin’s State Insurance Commissioner Sean Dilweg is encouraging Wisconsin consumers to take the time to consider if they need flood insurance. Flooding is certainly not unknown in Western Kenosha County.



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