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Deadlines near for Isaac flood claims


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Most property owners whose homes or other structures were damaged during Hurricane Isaac have approaching deadlines for filing claims for their flood-related losses.

Most of these claims are due in the upcoming two weeks as the National Flood Insurance Program requires them to be reported within 60 days from the date of loss. Hurricane Isaac made first landfall in Louisiana Aug. 28.

Since then, the NFIP has paid out nearly $192 million on 9,736 claims in the state.

If policy holders have questions about flood insurance or concerns about their claims, they may call FEMA's Hurricane Isaac Flood Insurance Call Center. The toll-free number is 1-866-331-1679. Help is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Additional information is available at www.floodsmart.gov .


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