Flood Awareness Week

May 22-26, 2023
2023 TFMA is Flood Awareness Week
Wednesday, May 24 – Wear Blue Wednesday!

The 3 Most Common Types of Flooding:

Flash Flooding- A flash flood is typically caused by heavy rainfall, evolving in 6 hours or less. It often occurs in urban areas where impervious surfaces prevent water from infiltrating the soils.

River Flooding- A River flood occurs when a river or creek overflows its banks and spreads onto the floodplain, sometimes impacting nearby structures or roadways.

Areal Flooding- Areal Flooding is typically slower to evolve, developing in 6 or more hours. Typically areal Flooding occurs in low-lying or poor drainage areas.

The Texas Coast deals with a 4th type of Flooding.
Coastal Flooding- Coastal Flooding typically occurs when dry and low-lying land becomes submerged by seawater. The effect increases depending on the tide. Windstorms that occur during high tide can result in devastating storm surge flooding.

Each flood type can be devastating. Unfortunately, our Texas coastline floods often since we can suffer from all four types of Flooding simultaneously. Even more critical is this needed protection is excluded from your home insurance policy, so you must secure flood insurance protection today.

Call Ed Cantu Insurance Agency at (361) 991-1493 or visit now!

Governor Abbott’s Ruling Helps Weston Insurance Policyholders Secure new Windstorm Insurance Protection!

Attention Ed Cantu Insurance Agency Weston Insurance Clients. News Flash… Governor Abbott’s Emergency Rule will help us help you secure new Windstorm coverage without the red-tape that usually comes with the process. Please Call my office, if you have not done so already at (361) 991-1493 today. A special Thank you Chairman Todd Hunter for helping local Coastal Bend insurance agents make this happen!


Weston Insurance Policyholders

Attention Ed Cantu Insurance Agency Weston Insurance Clients. This is a reminder that we are here to help you secure Windstorm Insurance now that Weston is leaving Texas. If you have not already, please contact our office as soon as possible. 361 991-1493.  My office and I would like to personally thank Chairman Todd Hunter for all his efforts with the Texas Department of Insurance to make this process as streamline as possible. Call as now at 361 991-1493 or email me at