Hurricane insurance: Do you have it? Need it? Six things to know.
As hurricane Irene heads for the East Coast, here are answers to six key questions about insurance.
6. How long does it take to get flood insurance?
There’s typically a 30-day waiting period before your insurance will go into effect. So, while it may be too late to take precautions for hurricane Irene, which was projected to make landfall near the Connecticut-Rhode Island border Sunday night, this year's hurricane season is only halfway over.