Residents of the Florida Panhandle were left reeling on Sunday after Hurricane Ian inflicted heavy flooding and damage. Ian was downgraded to a Tropical Storm on Sunday morning but continued to bring heavy rains and wind gusts of up to 50 mph to the area. Quite a few residents died in flooding related to the storm.
“It’s widespread. It’s not just one area. It’s all over the county,” Green said.
Despite the storm’s downgrade to a Tropical Storm, officials were warning residents not to let their guard down. “Just because it’s a Tropical Storm doesn’t mean it’s not a serious storm,” Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said.
1. Check your flood risk.
Not all homeowners need flood insurance. In fact your chances of experiencing a flood are pretty low if you live in a low or moderate risk area. To find out your risk level visit https://www.fema.gov/flood-insurance and input your address.
4.Review your policy
5.Make a Plan
Flooding can be a devastating event, so it’s important to have a plan in case it happens. Make sure you have contact information for your insurance company, as well as for a reliable handyman or contractor who can help with repairs.
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