Did you know that 40 percent of businesses do not reopen after a natural disaster?
The recent flood in Ellicott City absolutely devastated several of the town’s prominent establishments. The city had seen floods before, in 1972, 1952, and earlier. However, the flood of 2016 was designated by the National Weather Service as an “off-the-charts” thousand year rainfall. Many business owners who lost their businesses in the flood found that their flood insurance did not cover everything they thought it did. To make sure you’re prepared for the next flood, hurricane, or storm, follow these steps. (more…)