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FEMA grants extension for La. Nat'l Flood Insurance Program policyholders affected by flooding

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FEMA has granted an extension for Louisiana National Flood Insurance (NFIP) policyholders that were affected by the historic August flooding to file claims.

Policyholders now have 120 days from the date of loss to file a flood insurance claim. The extension doubles the normal 60-day period NFIP usually allows for residents to submit claims. 

It was determined by FEMA that policyholders needed more time to file claims given the magnitude of the flooding. 

Claims packages should include:

  • Photos or videos of flood damage
  • A comprehensive and itemized list of what was damaged
  • Receipts, if possible, for damaged items along with any other supporting documents that show the value of items lost

Policyholders should contact their insurance company as soon as possible to file a claim. For questions, call FEMA at 800-621-3362 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and select Option 2.

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