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Major floods in Kansas City area cause major costs without insurance

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According to FEMA, floods cause $8.2 billion in damage every year across the United States.  (Emily Sinovic/KCTV5 News) According to FEMA, floods cause $8.2 billion in damage every year across the United States. (Emily Sinovic/KCTV5 News)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Big storms can cause major floods, and in some cases, major bills.

With the flooding caused from Wednesday’s storms, many people are beginning to realize that they must pay for the flood damage they incurred.

According to FEMA, floods cause $8.2 billion in damage every year across the United States.

It is the most common natural disaster, but most homeowner’s and renter’s insurance policies don’t cover floods caused from flash flooding and weather. This causes surprise for many people who are stuck with the bill.

One inch of water in a home can cost nearly $27,000, and the average damage cost of a flood is $43,000.

FEMA tracks flooded locations on their website, and the Kansas City Area has been marked by heavy flood activity.

It is recommended people check with their insurance companies to see what is covered, and if it makes sense to have flood insurance.

If you have questions about flood insurance, you can click here for FEMA's frequently asked questions.

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