Spokane Valley family’s insurance fails to cover flooding




Posted on February 13, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 13 at 9:21 PM

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -- A few homeowners are dealing with the aftermath of floodwaters that overtook their yards and in one case caused major damage to the inside of a home.

Jared and Barb Anderson’s home flooded after snow melted and ran into their home.

“When I walked in here all this was flooding. All this was flooded it was seeping in and it was moving this way towards the wall. There was probably about 2 inches of standing water in here,” said Jared Anderson.

Anderson tried to stop the melting snow run off from taking over his entire house.

“I jumped the fence and dug down the whole fence line. The water was not stopping it was just coming down it was crazy how fast the water was coming,” said Anderson.

KREM 2 learned standard insurance does not cover weather-related flood damage.

The Andersons are filling out a damage claim with Spokane County.

If the investigation uncovers that Spokane County did not dig the necessary ditches to prevent this problem the county is at fault and will have to pay the Andersons for the damage.

If the county is not at fault, each homeowner will have to pay for repairs.