Everyone lives in a flood zone.
Yes, you read that right.
One of the most common myths about floods is that if you don’t live near water, you’re not at risk. The truth, however, is that you don’t need to live in a flood zone to be at risk. In fact, all 50 states have fallen victim to floods or flash floods in the last 10 years.
How could this be?
There are many types of floods that we are all vulnerable to regardless of where we live.
According to analysis by Corelogic, roughly 23% of American homes currently located outside of FEMA’s Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA) are at moderate to high risk for flooding. Remember, the boundaries of flood maps are mostly statistical and not imaginary magical boundaries that prevent flooding outside the designated high risk zones.