John Walton, 68, and Michele Walton, 61, outside of their flood-damaged home in Houston. Amid the storm devastation, some people in Texas found ways to save treasured personal items. (Tamir Kalifa/The New York Times)
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Hurricanes expose big hole in most Georgia home insurance policies

With Hurricane Irma churning toward Georgia, homeowners have to confront a tough lesson from the destruction Hurricane Harvey caused in Texas. 

Homeowner insurance policies have a gaping hole: Most don’t cover flooding caused by storms.

But there are steps you can take to understand how much risk your home really faces and what you can do about it. Find out more in my latest Unofficial Business column on 


AJC Unofficial Business columnist Matt Kempner offers you a unique look at the business scene in metro Atlanta and beyond. You'll find more on, including these columns:

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In other Hurricane Irma news:

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Katie Walls reports.

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