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CFO Jimmy Patronis Provides Flood Insurance Resources to Aid in Recovery Following Impacts of Tropical Storm Eta

11/9/2020
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As Tropical Storm Eta lingers over South Florida and threatens much of the state with heavy rain and possible flash-flooding, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis is providing information and resources for those who have coverage through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
 
Managed by FEMA, NFIP offers flood insurance to help mitigate the impact of flooding on businesses, property owners and renters. For individuals that have flood insurance policies through FEMA and its federal flood insurance program, the Department encourages consumers reach out to their insurance agents for more information about filing a claim.  Consumers may also reach FEMA directly at 1-800-621-3362.

Floridians can also call the CFO’s Insurance Consumer Helpline toll-free helpline at 1-877-MY-FL-CFO (693-5236), to talk to a knowledgeable insurance specialist Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit MyFloridaCFO.com.
 
Important Storm Recovery Tips and Resources from FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program:
 
General information on the NFIP
• For consumers
• For insurance agents
• For insurance commissioners and others
• For real estate agents 
 
Filing Your Claim:
• How To Start Filing Your Claim
• How To File Your Flood Insurance Claim
• Starting Your Recovery: FEMA’s Flood Insurance Claims Process
• How To Document Damage
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