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Sandy Reviews Continue As House Holds NFIP Hearing

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that out of its first round of letters to National Flood Insurance Program policyholders who filed Superstorm Sandy-related claims; about 1,000 claimants have contacted the agency to have their claims reviewed...
June 3, 2015

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that out of its first round of letters to National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders who filed Superstorm Sandy-related claims; about 1,000 claimants have contacted the agency to have their claims reviewed. FEMA has mailed out letters in batches by ZIP codes over several weeks to approximately 142,000 policyholders who filed Sandy-related claims, and claimants will have 90 days from the date of the notice to contact FEMA if they decide to sign up for the review.

A hearing was held by the House Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance entitled "The National Flood Insurance Program: Oversight of Superstorm Sandy Claims" on Tuesday, June 2. The only witness was Brad Kieserman, deputy associate administrator, insurance, for FEMA. PIA attended the hearing and will report on it.

Meanwhile, PIA has learned that Roy Wright will be promoted to serve as Deputy Associate Administrator for the Federal Flood Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA), effective June 15. Wright has served for the last two and a half years as the FEMA's Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, with responsibility for FEMA's risk analysis and risk reduction programs. He will replace Kieserman, who will be leaving to work for the Red Cross.

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