FEMA has extended its flood insurance program by giving individuals a 120-day grace period to renew their policies instead of 30 days.
On Sunday, FEMA announced that the National Flood Insurance Program will be extending its renewal policies. This comes after the Coronavirus pandemic and in assistance to help those affected by COVID-19.
The National Flood Insurance Program will be providing individuals with a 120-day grace period to renew their policies. This is instead of the previous 30 day grace period.
This extension applies to the National Flood Insurance Program and has an expiration date between the days of February 13, 2020 through June 15, 2020.
FEMA posted on their twitter page regarding the announcement stating, “As many face financial hardship during this time, we hope to give you peace of mind knowing that your property will be protected.”
For more information on how to renew your flood insurance policies be sure to contact your insurance carrier. Or you can contact the National Flood Insurance Program Call Center at 1-877-336-2627.
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