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CONSUMER ALERT: Florida NFIP Policyholders Now Have Until January 31, 2017 to File A Flood Insurance Claim Associated with Hurricane Hermine
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
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Amy Bogner/Karen Kees
Press@floir.com
(850) 413-2515


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –  At the request of Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted another extension giving National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders in Florida an extra 30 days, or until January 31, 2017, to file claims associated with Hurricane Hermine. The previous extension was set to expire on December 31, 2016.


NFIP policyholders typically have 60 days to file a proof of loss claim with their insurance company following the initial date of loss. With this latest extension, Florida NFIP policyholders will have received a total of 150 days to make a claim for flooding damages sustained as a result of Hurricane Hermine.

Listed below are links to the FEMA bulletins addressing the extensions for Hurricane Hermine flood insurance claims:
·         December 21, 2016 (30-day extension – 150 days total for filing a claim)
·         November 22, 2016 (30-day extension – 120 days total for filing a claim)
·         October 26, 2016 (30-day extension – 90 days total for filing a claim)
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Amy Bogner/Karen Kees
Press@floir.com
(850) 413-2515

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