Many residents of Minot, North Dakota believed they were safe from flooding due to a revised flood map and either canceled their flood insurance or failed to purchase a policy. Today, only one in ten residents have flood insurance.
A New York Times article today chronicles how the number of people in Minot with flood insurance was cut in half in just a year.
Most people know this, but your standard homeowners policy doesn't cover flooding. If you want coverage, you must buy a policy from the National Flood Insurance Program.
Get a flood map or learn more about flood insurance.