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CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Gives Update on Franklin County Fire Response

6/26/2018

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Contact: Communications@myfloridacfo.com, 850.413.2842
 
CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Gives Update on Franklin County Fire Response
 
EASTPOINT, Fla.— CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis directed his Division of Consumer Services to send insurance experts to Franklin County to assist residents with navigating the insurance claims process. They will be on the ground today, June 26, and Wednesday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 
CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis said, “Too many residents have lost everything, including one of their largest investments: their home. With more than 30 homes destroyed, lives have been irrevocably changed. The insurance claims process can be complicated and time consuming, so my office is here to help residents during this difficult time.
 
“This morning, I also received an update from Citizens Property Insurance Corporation on how many policyholders may have been impacted. So far, 19 policyholders may have been impacted and Citizens is proactively reaching out to them to assist.”
 
WHO:       CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis’ Division of Consumer Services
                   Citizens Property Insurance Corporation
                   Universal Property & Casualty
                   United Property & Casualty
 
WHERE: Eastpoint Volunteer Fire Department
                  24 6th St., Eastpoint, FL 32328
 
WHEN:    Tuesday, June 26 – Wednesday, June 27
                   9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 
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About CFO Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a native Floridian 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).