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Washington County Residents And Businesses Eligible For Flood Insurance
Updated August 9, 2017 7:08 AM
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(WASHINGTON CO.) - Washington County has joined more than 21,000 communities nationwide that are allowed to purchase federally-backed flood insurance thanks to the community's adoption and enforcement of ordinances to reduce flood losses and acceptance by the National Flood Insurance Program.

Businesses and residents are eligible to purchase flood insurance up to the limits in the regular phase of the program, said Washington County Auditor Randall Bills. However, there is a 30-day waiting period before flood insurance coverage goes into effect.

For single-family dwellings, the building coverage limit is $250,000 and the contents coverage limit is $100,000. Renters can also protect their belongings by purchasing contents coverage. For commercial properties, the building and contents coverage limits are both $500,000.

The insurance could be purchased from any insurance agent in the area.

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