Sunday, August 21, 2011
And Ike was just a cat 2. Keep in mind the seawall is 17 feet high and normally far from the water's edge. The building at the beginning is the Balinese Room that Z Z Top immortalized. It did not survive the night.
Should I buy flood insurance? I've moved into a hurricane evacuation zone, and watching The Weather Channel's reports on Irene have made me think. My my new chair ought to be safe since I live on the second floor, but I keep my new tents and expensive backpacking gear downstairs in the garage. Storm surge from a cat 3 storm could swamp everything down there.
I'm waiting for a quote from the insurance company that has my car and renter's policies. I think they had to call FEMA. The agent said it could be as low as $150 yearly if I'm not in a flood zone. Does being in a hurricane evacuation zone for cat 3 storms put me in a flood zone?
Do you have flood insurance? Would you carry it if you lived in a second floor apartment?