Mississippi homeowners facing destructive floods

Mississippi experienced severe flood damage in March.

This past March, Mississippi residents faced the worst flood damage in years. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant issued a state of emergency and warned of flash floods. The Delta area along the Mississippi River faced record-breaking rainfall. 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Association are still assessing damages in the affected counties. Hundreds of homes and businesses have been damaged or completely destroyed throughout the Delta counties, including Bolivar, Washington, Coahoma, Forrest, Panola, DeSoto, Claiborne and Tate counties. Fourteen of Mississippi's 82 counties had to shut down portions of federal highways. The Environmental Protection Agency collected debris from the flooding, including refrigerators, stoves and propane tanks.

Homeowners and commercial property owners were advised to seek higher ground in affected areas. In Hattiesburg, Rebecca Bruce and her fiance had to evacuate their home when the water rose to waist levels. "We lost everything," she told the Eagle-Tribune. Flash floods strike quickly and cause severe damage to homes and businesses. When insuring a home, whether for a homeowners policy or when purchasing a separate flood policy, it's important to have an accurate home replacement cost valuation. 

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