December 18 / News

Pacific Northwest Homeowners: Why Buy Flood Insurance After Wildfire?

Pine forest after a fire

1. You’re at an increased risk for flooding.

It may surprise you that flooding is more likely following a fire. But often it is. Here is why wildfire increases flood risk:

after fire infographic

With the rainy season upon us, these charred areas from all the recent fires set the stage for flash flooding and mudslides. This threat returns during the spring, when snow melt from the mountains is not able to absorb into the ground.

2. Financial protection.

With many flood insurance options ranging from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to private options, there are policies available to meet your needs to help protect your home.

3. Peace-of-Mind.

Natural disasters are unpredictable and devastating. Flood protection can help ease that stress and give you freedom from the fear of “what if”.