Why It’s Important To Know Your Flood Zones

Following a rise of more than 13 feet on the Patapsco River in Ellicott City, Maryland, in just a few hours this past Saturday evening, flooding caused extensive structural damage to multiple businesses and residential areas, along with sidewalks and streets. Many business owners returned to their businesses on Sunday to find they had lost everything.

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Two fatalities have been confirmed, and at least 120 residents had to be rescued.

Pennsylvania is considered to be one of the most flood-prone states in the nation, with approximately 83,000 miles of river and streams and nearly 2,400 local governments enrolled in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Floods, which are the most common natural disaster in the US, are a significant risk for businesses operating in Pennsylvania. KMRD Partners can help your company transfer flooding risk through strategic insurance coverages.

How KMRD Can Help:

KMRD delivers risk management and human capital solutions to over 600 clients nationwide. Our award-winning team, disciplined approach, proven processes, combined with our risk management portal make KMRD the leading choice to improve business protection and reduce the overall cost of risk.


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