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What to do BEFORE flooding rains enter your home

Essential advice on insurance, cleanup, and help
Posted at 12:27 PM, Feb 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-24 09:01:50-05

Once again, the Tri-State is bracing for rising rivers and streams, and the likelihood of more flooding in the days to come.  

Flooding rains have become the new normal in the Ohio valley the past few years, and 2018 appears to be following the trend. So if you have a damp basement, or want to take precautions in case your home floods, we're on on your side with some information that may help.

Water in basement? What do do:

If things are already wet inside your home, we compiled a list of places you can turn to for assistance -- from cleanup companies, insurance coverage and even the Metropolitan Sewer District. In some cases you can apply for financial help.

Go here for our story on where to turn for help if you have water in your home and need cleanup assistance or insurance coverage.

Preparing your home, just in case:

Everyone should have an inventory of their furniture, electronics and other valuables, just in case of fire, flood or tornado. We did a report on the most user-friendly apps to record everything you have, and store it in the Cloud.

Go here for home inventory apps, so you can easily make a record of everything you have before it gets damaged by a storm.

Considering flood insurance? Best value coverage:

Ever year, flood victims learn that standard insurance will not cover flood damage in most cases. This report looks at your options, and a cheaper way to get at least some coverage.

Go here for how to purchase flood insurance,and to learn about a cheaper option that is often perfect for Cincinnati homeowners and backup drain coverage.

Have flood insurance, but rates keep going up?

Many homeowners have seen their flood rates skyrocket in recent years. Here is a report we did on what to do if yours keeps going up.

Go here if you have flood insurance and your rates are going up for 2018. We have some ways to fight that premium hike.

Best of luck with this spring's rain, and as always, don't waste your money.


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