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Spring is coming, so is the flooding

I know you are probably sitting in your home right now, reading my blog while curled up by the fire, or enjoying a cup of piping hot coffee, bracing yourself to head out into the late winter temperatures. President’s Day weekend we had record low temperatures in the New York Tri-State Area. Two Sundays ago  the outdoor reading on the thermometer was -7 (with a real feel temperature of -27) …. But although it does not seem like it sometimes, Winter will be winding down shortly, and the warmth of spring and the strong rays of the sun will make everyone feel a lot better. The only unfortunate aspect of the spring thaw is that it is also Flood Season. The months of March, April and May are usually the months that the insurance industry receives the most claim filings for flooding. And according to the National Flood Insurance Program, 25% of claims are filed by people who live outside of high risk areas. Between 2008 and 2012 the average flood claim in the United States was over $41,000. A ...

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