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This Tuesday, May 28, 2019, aerial photo shows flooded homes along the Arkansas River in Sand Spring, Okla. Communities that have seen little rain are getting hit by historic flooding along the Arkansas River thanks to downpours upstream that have prompted officials to open dams to protect some cities but inundate others with swells of water. (Photo: DroneBase via AP) This Tuesday, May 28, 2019, aerial photo shows flooded homes along the Arkansas River in Sand Spring, Okla. Communities that have seen little rain are getting hit by historic flooding along the Arkansas River thanks to downpours upstream that have prompted officials to open dams to protect some cities but inundate others with swells of water. (Photo: DroneBase via AP)

In January 2018, parts of California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington experienced heavy flooding; since March 2019, the Midwest has suffered major floods, primarily along the Missouri River, causing nearly $3 billion in property damage to-date. While these two flooding events occurred in the early quarter of the year, recent data from Farmers Insurance says more than 50% of flood claims are filed in the summertime between June and August.

Heather Turner

Heather Turner is digital managing editor of NU PropertyCasualty360.

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