A typical concern amongst insureds is that of home blazes, but N.C. residents in particular need not discount the potential perils of water. That’s one conclusion Travelers reached after analyzing its homeowners’ insurance claim data for the state. Another conclusion: a surprisingly small portion of these water damage stems from inclement weather.

In a recent press release, Travelers said N.C. homes could be as much as “ten times more likely to be damaged by water than by fire.” When examining property claims in the state, the insurer excluded those related to catastrophe and found that damage caused by water accounted for 28 percent of the total claims, compared to a mere three percent for fire.

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