Flood insurance suffers from some ill-informed, preconceived notions. As a result, 57 million homes in the United States have significant flood exposure. Here, A truck sits partially submerged in a flooded North Carolina neighborhood after Hurricane Florence. (Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg) Past disaster statistics reveal why flood coverage should be top of mind for consumers. Yet 57 million homes in the United States have significant flood exposure. Here, a truck sits partially submerged in a flooded North Carolina neighborhood after Hurricane Florence. (Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg)

Flood could indeed be considered the proverbial "red-headed stepchild" of insurance.

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