Anywhere it can rain, it can flood.
In Hampton Roads, flooding is a growing concern and having flood insurance is growing necessity. You don’t have to be in a high-risk zone to experience flooding, and damage from just one inch of water can cost more than $25,000. Most homeowners insurance policies do not cover flood damage.
To separate fact from fiction when it comes to flooding risks in Hampton Roads, Newport News partnered with other local jurisdictions and the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission to develop www.GetFloodFluent.org. This website works to educate residents about flood risks in Hampton Roads using easy-to-understand language, an interactive challenge to test your flooding fluency, video stories of local residents whose homes were devastated by local flooding, and facts—lots of facts: