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CFO Patronis Provides FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program Resources to Aid in Broward Flood Recovery

4/17/2023
For Immediate Release: Friday, April 14, 2023
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842

CFO Patronis Provides FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program Resources to Aid in Broward Flood Recovery

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis issued a statement following Governor Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order declaring a state of emergency due to the severe flooding and rainfall in Broward County. CFO Patronis has also provided important information and resources for those who have coverage through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and who might be affected by flood damage. 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 CFO encourages consumers to reach out to their insurance agents for more information about filing a claim. Consumers may also reach FEMA directly at 1-800-621-3362.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “As Broward County experiences unprecedented flooding from the recent tropical weather that impacted the area with heavy rain, it is vital that residents heed all warnings from state and local officials as first responders work to clear roads and ensure safety. As you begin to assess damage to your home or business, my PrepareFL.com website serves as a one-stop-shop for recovery resources and insurance assistance. For those residents with coverage under the National Flood Insurance Program, be sure to document your damage and begin making your claim today. Broward County residents must also beware of post-storm fraud and bad actors looking to make a quick buck off of this storm. Always make sure you are working with a reputable, licensed contractor or restoration professional and never feel forced to sign away your insurance rights or pay by cash only. These are signs of fraud and you should report it immediately by calling my Insurance Fraud Hotline at 1-800-378-0445 or visit FraudFreeFlorida.com.”

Important Storm Recovery Tips and Resources from FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program:

General information on the NFIP

Filing Your Claim:

Recovering from a flood:

For additional storm-related information, visit PrepareFL.com.

For insurance questions, Floridians can reach out to the Department of Financial Services at Consumer.Services@myfloridacfo.com.

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About CFO Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).

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