The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency warns that a critical flood insurance deadline is approaching for many policy holders whose properties were damaged as a result of this year’s flooding along the Missouri River. For some, the deadline could be as early as this Thursday, September 29.
The first step for flood insurance policy holders is to call their insurance agent to open a claim for the flood damage and provide current contact information so they may be reached as necessary throughout the process. If a claimant is unsure whether or not the “Proof of Loss” was properly submitted, they should contact their insurance agent in order to meet the 120-day deadline.
FEMA Region VII Administrator Beth Freeman says – we’re concerned people who have not been able to get in to see their damage for weeks or months may not know they need to do both of these—file their claim and make sure the “Proof of Loss” documentation is submitted within this 120-day window.
A local insurance agent is the best person to provide specific information about individual flood insurance policies and claims, but the National Flood Insurance Program’s Call Center may be reached toll free at 1-800-427-4661.
NAFB News Service