Flood After Fire: The Increased Risk

By Newsroom America Feeds at 14 Nov 19:12

SACRAMENTO – After some of the costliest fires in California’s history, you might not be thinking about buying flood insurance. But, the time to buy flood insurance is now.

Areas that traditionally are not flood prone are at risk due to changes to the landscape caused by fire. Large scale fires like the ones that raged in October leave the land stripped of vegetation, charred and unable to absorb rainfall. This creates the perfect conditions for flooding because of run-off.

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https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2017/11/14/4344/flood-after-fire-increased-risk

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