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Petition seeks more time to file Hurricane Matthew-related flood insurance claims


Date: November 21, 2016
Source: Florida Politics
Author:  Staff Reports


A plaintiff’s attorney has launched a petition drive urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency to extend the deadline for homeowners to document proof of losswith the National Flood Insurance Program.

Thomas Young, of the Law Office of Thomas Young in Tampa, wants the feds to extend the existing 60-day deadline by another 60 days — for a total 120.

He posted his petitionMonday atWhiteHouse.gov, saying FEMAoften issues extensions, givinghomeowners and small businesses more time to complete thepaperwork.

“As recently as September 2016, these agencies issued extensions for Hurricane Hermine victims and victims of Louisiana’s historic summer floods. Floridians flooded by Hurricane Matthew deserve the same consideration,” Young said in a news release announcing the drive.