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A series of El Niño-generated storms are forecast to hit California through the winter months, and that has a lot of people worried about possible flooding and getting flood insurance coverage. KCRW's Saul Gonzalez talks to insurance expert Amy Bach about what you need to know about flood insurance and what sets it apart from other kinds of coverage. (Photo: Courtesy FEMA)
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