Do you have flood insurance? Check into it

The City of Biloxi, as part of its continuing efforts to educate property owners about the dangers of storms and flooding, is reminding residents about the importance of having flood insurance, regardless of where they live.

“More than 20 percent of the claims in the National Flood Insurance Program are from outside identified flood zones,” says a postcard being mailed recently to all residents of Biloxi, “and claims outside the flood risk area account for a third of disaster assistance for flooding.”

The postcards, part of the city’s award-winning public outreach efforts, also remind residents about the importance of buying flood insurance before hurricane season, which begins June 1. The postcard notes that flood insurance policies take 30 days to become effective and no policies will be sold when a storm is in the Gulf of Mexico.
See the flood insurance postcard
See online Storm & Flood Preparedness info