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Graphic: Cost of Flood Insurance vs. Flood Damage (yellow)

A drop of water falls into a bucket. A label pointing to the water droplet says, $700/year average flood insurance policy. A label pointing to the bucket says, $43,000 average flood insurance claim. Text reads: The cost of flood insurance is a drop in the bucket compared to the cost of flood damage.

This graphic compares the cost of flood insurance ($700/year average flood insurance policy) to the cost of flood damage ($43,000 average flood insurance claim), using the metaphor of a drop in the bucket. (Updated on 4/14/17)

Photo by FEMA Graphic - Dec 16, 2015
Last Updated: March 29, 2019