National Flood Services Announces FloodTools.com – A New Website Making it Easy to Buy Flood Insurance Online

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With potential spring flooding along the Souris and Red rivers, it is crucial property owners buy flood insurance immediately due to the 30-day wait.

FloodTools.com is a new website for consumers and insurance industry groups to learn about their personalized flood risk, get their flood insurance quote and buy their policy online.

FloodTools.com is an excellent resource for communities like those near the Souris and Red Rivers in North Dakota and Minnesota because it provides another channel for people to easily buy their flood insurance policy.

FloodTools.com is a new website that simplifies the flood insurance purchase. For those who live near the banks of the Red River, floods are a frequent part of life. This year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), predicts major flood risks for both the Souris River and the Red River, potentially impacting eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota. FloodTools.com gives consumers the ability to instantaneously buy their flood insurance policy. Due to a 30-day waiting period for most flood insurance policies to be effective, it is critical property owners act immediately to get flood insurance protection.

FloodTools.com provides property owners in these areas the opportunity to purchase their flood insurance policy online, in the comfort of their homes. Within minutes, a person may go to the website, get a flood insurance quote and purchase their policy. Alternatively consumers may access the website to learn more about potential flooding for their specific property and get a flood insurance quote, then contact their insurance agent to buy their policy.

Because rates are determined and set by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), FloodTools.com is a one-stop-shop as prices are the same for all carriers offering NFIP flood insurance.

“FloodTools.com is an excellent resource for communities like those near the Souris and Red Rivers in North Dakota and Minnesota because it provides another channel for people to easily buy their flood insurance policy,” says Chief Marketing Officer, Alan Blount of National Flood Services, the company behind FloodTools.com. “Not only may property owners get a quote and policy for flood insurance, they may also get their free personalized flood risk assessment from the website, allowing people to learn more about their own flood risk.”

To generate a quote, consumers go to FloodTools.com and click on “GET A QUOTE”. After a handful of questions, the site determines the property’s eligibility to continue on with the quote. If the property qualifies for what FEMA designates as a Preferred Risk Policy (PRP), and meets other eligibility requirements, then consumers may obtain a quote and purchase their flood insurance policy. The new flood insurance policy bought online will go into effect 30 days after the policy is purchased. This is why it’s so important people in these areas get their protection right away.

About FloodTools.com
FloodTools.com was created by National Flood Services (NFS), a private company that administrates flood insurance policies for the majority of insurance companies who offer flood insurance to their customers through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Since 1985, NFS provides their property and casualty insurance company client’s full-service solutions for their insurance processing needs; from policy and claims administration to web-based agency solutions and superior customer service and marketing support. Most recently, National Flood Services released FloodTools.com, an interactive website providing free personalized flood risk analysis for both the general public and organizations who utilize these resources as part of their industry. For more information on National Flood Services, visit NFS.StoneRiver.com.

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