Is My House in a Flood Zone? Search FEMA Flood Map by Address and So Much More
Considering all that’s happening with climate change and the potential risk it brings to homeowners, you may be wondering if your house is in a flood zone. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, looking to sell a vacation home, or simply a homeowner looking for some answers, you have the right and responsibility to find out.
Flooding is one of the most expensive natural disasters, causing damage to not only your house’s structure but your belongings. In fact, if your home floods just one inch, the damage can cost you upwards of $25,000. Flood damage can result from many environmental factors, such as hurricanes, a breached dam, severe storms, over-saturated ground from overflowing rivers, lakes, oceans, and more.
Whether you’re living in Vancouver, BC, or Miami, FL, floods can happen anywhere, and the number of homes at risk of flooding increases every year. However, many people across the nation aren’t sure what flood zone their home, or prospective home, is in and if they’re truly at risk. We’ll walk through how to check your home’s flood zone, what the different flood zones mean, and what you need to know if you’re buying or selling a house in a flood zone…READ ON
Western Europe Can Expect More Heavy Rainfall And Fatal Floods As The Climate Warms
Heavy rainfall and catastrophic flooding events like those that hit Western Europe last month will be more frequent and intense due to climate change, a new scientific study says.
From July 12-15, heavy rainfall led to severe flooding that killed more than 200 people in Germany and Belgium, and caused billions of dollars worth of damage.
The World Weather Attribution initiative, an international group of climate scientists behind the report, said July’s historic rainfall was 1.2 to 9 times more likely to happen due to global warming.
The researchers used peer-reviewed scientific methods to examine how human-induced climate change affected rainfall events in Europe this summer…READ ON