The increasing number of “100-year storms” is causing homeowners to put a bigger emphasis on disaster-proof design. And, it’s not just new construction but existing homes too.

However, homeowners in storm-prone areas are worried about damage from winds, rains, floods, and weather that could destroy their homes.

Studies show that homeowners are spending more to design a house that’s going to last for generations.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a home that sits in a “100-year storm” floodplain actually has a 26% chance of being flooded within 30 years.

In fact, Sacramento, with its three rivers and valley position has a 1 percent chance of experiencing a 100-year flood each year.

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