Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 storm, went down in history as the second most damaging hurricane to hit the United States.
With over $81 billion in damages, the storm also claimed 1,836 lives.
As Katrina made her way inland and died down, rain spread north, northeast as far as Kentucky, bringing with it flooding.
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Did you know that it doesn’t take a hurricane to flood your home? Flood damage doesn’t always come from nature. Despite the loss flood victims can face, homeowners living in high-risk flood zones are more likely to come out on top due to their mortgages requiring flood insurance coverage.
The best time to buy a policy is before the wet season to avoid being hindered by the standard waiting period, which can vary from 10 to 14 to 30 days from purchase.