As spring approaches, Gov. Maggie Hassan is encouraging New Hampshire residents to take precautions to protect their families and homes from flooding.
In the last 10 years, there have been 10 federal disaster declarations in New Hampshire for flooding, which most often occurs in spring but can happen at any time of year. The New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning estimates that $48 million has been paid for flood losses to New Hampshire flood insurance policy holders since 1978.
Hassan, who declared March 16-20 as Flood Awareness Week, says residents should know that everyone in the state lives in a flood zone, and that most homeowner insurance policies do not cover flood damage.