From the Lowcountry to Lexington County, SC, a promise of paradise!
Each year, thousands of visitors from all over the U.S flock to the South Carolina lowcountry to enjoy the beautiful coastal scenery and a temperate climate. Every year, many of these very same visitors ultimately decide to relocate to the area, buying or building new homes along the coast from Beaufort to Myrtle Beach. Some home buyers even choose locations far inland, like beautiful Greenville or the state capital of Columbia.
Wherever they choose to live in South Carolina, newcomers will easily adapt to the slower life-style, learn to enjoy grits and sweet tea, and recognize familiar southern phrases such as “Hi y’all!” And who doesn’t love a little local advice about the rain? Lowcountry residents are sure to tell you: “if you don’t like the weather, just wait twenty minutes!”
Protecting your piece of paradise! Buy flood insurance!
While the South Carolina sun does indeed sweep away grey clouds in snap, severe weather changes can move in just as suddenly. Within the span of a few minutes, blue skies turn black from storms, hurricanes and unending days of rain. And, on the ground, virtual lakes of water grow everywhere you look. Not just along the marsh, but in your parking lot, your street, your driveway…and in your beautiful new house! While the lowcountry coastline is especially susceptible to flooding, inland areas can be hard hit as well; those very same rivers that run through the lush green foothills of our state can overflow right into your home!
Hi Risk, Low Risk…..Right now, it’s all risk! Buy Flood Insurance for your home now!
Indeed, studies show that more than 20% of flood claims come from properties outside of designated high-risk zones. When South Carolina’s infamous 2015 “thousand year flood” finally receded, it left the water-torn wreckage of countless communities behind…. and hundreds of anguished families who could not rebuild, repair or recoup their losses. Why? They didn’t have flood insurance because they thought they didn’t need it.
Call your insurance agent now! Buy flood insurance!
You can’t afford to be complacent but you can afford flood insurance.
Invest in flood insurance before your home is ravaged by a flood. You may not even have an option to decide; In certain areas of South Carolina, flood insurance is now mandatory.
Remember, even 1” of water can cause irrevocable damage to your property and valuables.The estimated property value loss for homes not covered by flood insurance is $20,000. Home insurance doesn’t cover damage to your home by a flood caused by a hurricane, severe weather or water leakage from burst or broken pipes at nearby building development projects.
Don’t let a flood destroy your property! Buy flood insurance for your home now!
You can buy flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through your local insurance agent. She can answer any questions you have about flood insurance including costs and total property coverage. All flood insurance is backed by the government and administered by the NFIP.
For more information about the National Flood Insurance Program and flood insurance requirements in your area, contact your local insurance agent or go to the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) website or FEMA’s website dedicated to flood preparation.
While the federal government does offer low interest loans and grants through FEMA, flood insurance is the only option that will fully cover your property and and your valuables. You don’t have to repay a dime.
Talk to your agent now! Invest in flood insurance before it’s too late!
While you are enjoying your backyard barbecue this summer, you might want to invite your agent over for a burger and a conversation about investing in flood insurance for your home. Remember, hurricane season starts in June and runs through the end of October, so right now is the perfect time to look into buying a flood insurance policy, especially considering that many don’t kick-in for 30 days.
So why not enjoy some peace of mind? And enjoy your family BBQ! Hopefully it’s just one of many more to come in the backyard of your beautiful new South Carolina home!