FEMA grants Insurance Commissioner's request to extend flood loss deadline
WASHINGTON, D.C.- FEMA granted Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon's request to extend a proof of loss deadline from September 1, 2017 until December 31, 2017.
The extension affects residents who had flood insurance, but may not have received an amount that covered all of their repairs by their adjuster. The extension affects 30,000 residents in the Baton Rouge and surrounding area who flooded last August. As people repair their homes, but realize the amounts they received may not have been enough, they can file addtional documents with FEMA to try and secure more money to cover their losses.
According to FEMA, so far 29,647 claims have been filed for the August 2016 flood.
This is the fifth extension request. Insurance Commissioner Jim Denelon said it was needed because so many residents were tied up in various stages of rebuilding in a tight construction market. As a result, those homeowners may not have the true picture of what their losses were until their repairs are closer to completion.
To read the letter from FEMA, click here.