It is hard to put a dollar value on the water damage caused bysevere weather events.

Hiscox estimated the cost of insured damagecaused by Harvey and Irma at between $50 and $70 billion, and theNational Centers for Environmental Information put thecost of severe floods in Missouri, Arkansas and California at $3billion.

Of course, water damage is not limited to superstorms but aremore consistently caused by broken water mains or pipes, expiredwater heaters, ice dams or roof failure.

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