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The mission of the National Flood Insurance Program is to reduce the impact of flooding on private and public structures.

After petitioning The White House and conducting a massive social media campaign on Facebook and Twitter where we contacted dozens of local, state and federal elected officials, it was announced yesterday that the National Flood Insurance Program’s usual 60 day deadline within which a flood victim covered by a Standard Flood Insurance Policy must file a “Proof of Loss” has been extended by 60 days. As such, victims of Hurricane Matthew related flooding now have 120 days from the date of loss to submit their filing.

In a memo released yesterday, David Maurstad, FEMA’s Assistant Administrator for Federal Insurance, wrote that “Hurricane Matthew caused significant widespread flooding in the impacted areas of Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia, [and] FEMA is concerned that this [current] deadline may present an undue burden on policyholders.” As such, the deadline was extended by an additional 60 days.

Thanks to all those who helped us achieve this significant victory for Hurricane Matthew victims. By signing petitions, contacting elected officials, and actively participating in social media campaigns, we were able to effectuate this important extension.

Happy Thanksgiving!

FEMA NFIP Hurricane Matthew Flood Insurance Extension Letter
Read the memo from FEMA’s David Maurstad, Assistant Administrator for Federal Insurance, issued November 22, 2016, in which the National Flood Insurance Program’s “Proof of Loss” deadline for flood insurance policy holders is extended by 60 days for Hurricane Matthew victims.

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