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Fairfax County, Virginia

6 Ways to Protect Your Property From Floods


  • One inch of water in a home can cause more than $25,000 in damages.

  • Flood insurance is not the same as homeowners insurance; most homeowners' insurance policies do not cover flooding.

  • In Fairfax County, the average flood insurance costs between $400 and $1,000 annually.

  • Flood Awareness Week in Virginia is recognized this year from March 13-19.

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