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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.

Unsurprisingly, the insurer’s data shows that drivers across the country file 60% more hurricane claims between June and August than during any other season, but the data also shows that 56% of flooding claims are also filed in the summer.

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Heather A. Turner

Heather A. Turner is the managing editor of ALM's NU Property & Casualty Group. She can be reached at [email protected].

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