Learn about flood insurance
Many North Carolinians do not even think about flood insurance, yet the state's hurricane history teaches that residents should consider it no matter where they live.Posted — Updated
North Carolina's hurricane history teaches that flooding can happen anywhere.
Only an inch of water can cause significant damage in homes, and homeowners and renters insurance typically doesn't cover flooding.
Yet many North Carolinians haven't even thought about flood insurance.
In 2010, remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole dumped up to 23 inches of rain on eastern and coastal North Carolina.
The flooding extended from Carolina Beach, where people paddled through flood waters on kayaks, to Johnston County.
There, debris built up under an overpass on Hannah's Cree, leaving the water no place to flow but the yard of the DeSilva family's home. It made their home into an island.
"I don't feel good at all. Not like this," Cliff DeSilva said.
North Carolinians should know several important facts about flooding.
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