Port Angeles Flood Insurance Basics

This is the time of year when we frequently get a lot of questions about flood insurance.  Many people believe that they are automatically covered for flood by their homeowners insurance, but that isn’t the case.  

Flood insurance is completely separate from your homeowners policy.  If you have a mortgage, then your lender may require that you carry flood, but that only applies if you live in a flood zone.

But you can still get flood coverage, even if you’re not in a flood zone.  If you’ve seen water rise in your area in the past, then it’s a good idea to look into it.  

Here’s what you need to know. Typically, there's a 30-day waiting period from date of purchase before your policy goes into effect. Here are the only exceptions: If flood insurance is being purchased in connection with the making, increasing, extending or renewing of your loan.

That means that once the storm hits, and the water is rising, it’s too late to get covered!  

If your mortgage is paid off, it’s even more important to look into flood coverage.  You see, many people don’t realize they are at risk until a flood hits!  Without required coverage on your mortgage, you might be unaware too.

Give us a call today at 360-452-9200 to get a free, no obligation quote and review your risk with one of our agents. 

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Matt Elwood

Matt Elwood grew up in Port Angeles, graduating from the high school before moving south to attend Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. While earning his B.S.in Business Administration he secured an internship at Northwestern Mutual and started his financial career. After graduating from Pepperdine, Matt built a successful Insurance practice in Los Angeles while earning his investment licenses. After a decade of being away from family, Matt decided to move back to Port Angeles and purchase his mother’s Agency. The Helen Elwood Insurance Agency has been an established Allstate agency in Port Angeles for many years. Matt purchased the business in January 2011 and renamed it Elwood Benefits. Matt is focused on growing the business which leaves him little time for anything else. When he does take a break you’ll find him enjoying his family or out on the golf course.