FEMA Gives Sandy Victims More Time To Secure Coverage

Law360, New York (October 2, 2013, 7:17 PM EDT) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday instructed insurers to allow Superstorm Sandy victims another six months to put together paperwork necessary to receive flood coverage, providing an unusually long 18-month extension for claims from the catastrophic storm, attorneys say.

The extension will help policyholders who have had trouble meeting a one-year deadline for providing a proof-of-loss to insurers that run the government's flood coverage program. Proofs-of-loss can include receipts for repairs, estimates from contractors, photographs of property damage or repairs, and other documentation.

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