Florence likely to expose gaps in flood insurance

  • Rescue personnel use a small boat as they go house to house checking for flood victims from Florence in New Bern, NC., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

NEW YORK — The number of Americans with flood insurance is on the rise, yet Hurricane Florence is likely to make it painfully clear that too many homeowners in the Carolinas and other vulnerable regions remain unprotected.