Experts Recommend Insurance With Earthquakes, Floods Part of Life in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman  on Monday, Mar. 18, 2013 12:00 am  

Michael Alexander of Argenia LLC of Little Rock said he sells more earthquake insurance after a big quake has been reported. (Photo by Michael Pirnique)

Borengasser, the state climatologist, said that with the uptick in floods, people can’t wait four to five years to have a plan.

He said state officials should encourage people not to build homes where there’s a risk of flooding or to elevate the structures to prevent flood damage.

The climate models show that Arkansans should expect floods and droughts in the next several years.

“I would prepare for it,” Borengasser said.



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