As communities across the West Coast recover from devastating wildfires, residents living in both affected and surrounding areas face higher risk of flooding.
Wildfires can drastically change the terrain and make the ground less able to absorb water. Even areas that do not typically flood are now at risk for flash flooding and mudflows for up to several years after a wildfire.
If you live in or near an area recently affected by wildfires, you are at risk of flooding. Most homeowners insurance does not cover flooding. Make sure your home is protected: