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Is Flood Insurance Needed If You Are in a Flood Zone & the Home Is Paid Off?
by alexandruz in Personal Finance
Lenders require most people who purchase a home in a high-risk flood zone defined by the National Flood Insurance Program to purchase flood insurance and incorporate premiums into mortgage payments. Once a homeowner pays off his mortgage and owns his house outright, there are no requirements that he continue to purchase flood insurance, and coverage can be discontinued. As with any type of insuran

What to Do During a Flood
by Andrew Mattie in Health
Floods are one of the most common weather hazards in the United States and cause millions of dollars in damage every year. However, there are ways that you can prepare for destructive weather and protect your family. PreparationThe best way to protect yourself during a flood is to have a good plan for prevention before it even happens. Low-lying flat areas are at a much higher risk for flooding
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How to Dry out After a Flood
by stlcardinals in Home & Garden
Floods are devastating natural disasters that can take years to recover from. Coming home to a damaged home can be emotionally crushing, but it's important to keep a level head when approaching the ruins of your home. It's important that you follow certain steps to keep yourself safe from waterborne pathogens and hazards lurking underneath the water. Following procedure will also protect your home
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What to Do in a Flood?
by DSLer in Education
Disaster situations typically catch people off guard and the danger is something most rarely encounter. A flood is particularly frightening because of the quickness with which it arrives and the total destruction it can wreak. Surviving a flood scenario requires level-heads and willingness to proceed to safe areas. Delay can lead to potentially life threatening circumstances, but panic can place y
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What Is a UDP Flood?
by Trevor Dickson in Computers
The user datagram protocol (UDP) is a sessionless, or automatic, protocol that sends out packets, or groups of data. Protocols are sets of guidelines, or standards, that manage how data is transmitted over networks such as the Internet. The UDP protocol can be used to initiate a UDP flood attack. Denial-of-ServiceA denial-of-service (DoS) attack refers to an attack on a network geared toward ma
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What Is a Flood Way?
by cbrunny in Hobbies, Games & Toys
A flood way in the United States is a FEMA-approved area that, in case of a flood, is able to absorb and safely contain excess flood water. A flood way is designed to stand between you and the full severity of a flood. Definition of a Flood WayA flood way, or "Regulatory Flood Way," is a designated river channel and adjacent land, built near waterways that experience periodic flooding, accordin
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Precautions to Take During a Flood
by scsscs in Health
Flooding is the most common natural disaster, killing more people in the United States than any other type of natural disaster. Floods can develop over a period of a few days, or in cases of a flash flood, in a few minutes -- sometimes without any signs of rain. When a flood does strike, there are certain precautions you should take to stay safe. Before a FloodBefore the possibility of a flood,

Can I Buy Flood Insurance?
by sjwaste in Personal Finance
Flood insurance is a type of insurance coverage that provides you with protection from outside flood damage to your home. This type of insurance may not be available to you, depending on where you live. This insurance is provided with assistance from the National Flood Insurance Program, or NFIP, and it is sold by local insurance agents. NFIP ParticipationThe National Flood Insurance Program is
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Why Do Basements Flood?
by snapshooter in Home & Garden
A flooded basement can be frustrating and can do a great deal of both immediate and long-term damage. Even occasional, light flooding or dampness can create humid conditions that promote condensation, mildew, fungi, rust and unpleasant odors and health effects. Diagnosing the reason for and source of the flooding and determining the extent of the problem are key to forming a course of action and r
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What Is Flood Mitigation?
by Pierre LeBoo in Health
Flood mitigation is a means of managing the physical effects and the human and material factors of a flood. Structural mitigation is the creation of structures to alleviate the possibilities of flooding in residential or metropolitan areas. Nonstructural mitigation addresses human factors by creating initiatives to take people away from flood ways or flood plains. AnalysisUsing various tools, a

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