CEE Assistant Professor Jon Hathaway was recently interviewed by news station WBIR to weigh in on the topic of flooding in East Tennessee. To help residents determine if flooding was a risk to their property, he was asked which of three areas are least likely to flood: areas on major waterways, areas on small waterways, or urban areas.
“You’re most likely to see flooding in small areas and urban areas where you have a lot of development where water collects and makes it way to local streams really quickly,” he said. “That’s the most likely flooding we see. It’s either nuisance flooding or more frequent urban flooding. Flooding on the TVA system is just highly unlikely.”
Because flooding is the nation’s most common and costly natural disaster, the important to keep flood insurance coverage in mind. The video clip explains some questions to ask insurers when determining if flood insurance is right for you.