Flooding Floodwaters surround homes in this aerial photograph over Hamburg, Iowa, U.S., on Friday, March 22, 2019. The deluge that devastated so much of the Midwest in March could be a preview for one of the worst years for flooding in the U.S., according to federal weather officials. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

A recent national survey from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) aimed to take a pulse of Americans’ views and purchasing behaviors on flood insurance.

It found that while 41% agree or strongly agree that flood insurance is a “good idea,” only 17% of that pool actually purchased it. Even worse, the NAIC says even that number and response may be based on a widely-held misconception about homeowners insurance, as FEMA estimates that only about 3% of homeowners have flood insurance.

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Danielle Ling

Danielle Ling is an experienced video journalist and business reporter. As associate editor, Danielle manages all multimedia and reports on industry news and risk-related coverage, managing all weather-related content. A University of Maryland and Philip Merrill College of Journalism alum, Danielle previously served as a video journalist for Verizon FiOS 1 News NJ, Push Pause. Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].

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