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Everybody Is In a Flood Zone!

“The thinking that we have to counter is ‘it can’t happen to me.’”
Everybody Is In a Flood Zone!
October 19, 2016

PIA National Past President Richard A. Clements is an evangelist for flood insurance. His dedication is born of bitter experience. A resident of Chalmette, Louisiana, just outside New Orleans, Clements survived many hurricanes, including Katrina. He and his clients know firsthand of the destruction that can be caused by flooding.

“People sometimes ask me why I’m so adamant about selling flood insurance,” Clements writes in an article in PIA Connection. “If you’ve ever been through a Katrina or a Betsy and been lucky enough to live to tell about it, then you know why.” He said he is always fighting against complacency.

“The thinking that we have to counter is ‘it can’t happen to me,’” Clements says. “Take it from me: it can, it does and it did. People in ‘low risk’ areas of the country have discovered they can lose their homes to flood, too. Anywhere it rains, it can flood.” Read Richie’s full article.