Bring in the Rain

Bring in the Rain

Water, Water, everywhere: Texas weather seems to have its own mind when it decides to grace us with is presence. All to often will it rain for days on end, or for just 10 minutes before clearing to be the sunny humid day we all try to get accustomed to. It seems that the summer months bring the worst of it. Within our area and especially the closer we get to the Gulf, the many bodies of water will begin to rise, and in many cases overflow. So many flood maps I have seen have streams or a pond near homes that with just the slightest nudge can cause major damage. FEMA marks the risk you have in a non flood zone as flooding at least once in a 100 year time span. I have a friend who when buying a house was told by the neighbors that there has never been a flood in that area. Going on what they thought was sound advice when May 2016 came around every neighbor including themselves would suffer at a 3 day rain storm. Even with some houses only getting an inch in their homes the later effects of that water damage have cost them dearly. Getting flood insurance is easy and very affordable. On average if you live in a non-flood plain the cost of a year term is $450 or $1.23 a day. As every home policy does not cover flood this simple addition can give you the peace of mind that you can weather any storm.