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Louisiana Request for NFIP Extension Granted

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon’s request for an extension for August 2016 flood victims to file their proof-of-loss claims was granted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency...
May 9, 2017

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon’s request for an extension for August 2016 flood victims to file their proof-of-loss claims was granted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The previous deadline of May 12 was extended to Sept. 1. Donelon said the extension means every policyholder will have a minimum of one year from their date of loss to complete their repairs.

“This issue arises because a great number of those homeowners and business owners are still actively involved in the rebuilding and recovery process as a result of contractor and supplier issues that typically follow a catastrophic event,” said Donelon. Around 243 claims remain open, and some of those policyholders have received advance payments to help start repairs.

“This is a small, but important victory for flood survivors who continue to struggle with the painfully frustrating flood insurance process,” said Congressman Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge) who also submitted an extension request.

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