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You need flood insurance for your business too

Release date: 
October 3, 2019
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AUSTIN, Texas – Like everyone else, business owners need to prepare for potential disasters, and buying a policy from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is a great place to begin those preparations.

Business owners can purchase up to $500,000 in coverage for buildings and up to $500,000 for business content coverage through the NFIP. Direct physical damage to a building, such as foundations, pumping systems and water heaters, or contents, such as furniture and fixtures, from a flood is covered by the policy.

Building and content coverage is based on the cost to replace an insured item at the time of loss, less the value of its depreciation.

For more information about an NFIP policy for a business, call 800-427-4661 or your insurance agent and visit


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Last Updated: 
October 3, 2019 - 12:54