New FEMA Flood Insurance Deadline Will Help Sandy Victims

Oct 8, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jon Runyan (NJ-3) announced that Superstorm Sandy victims will now have more time to file critical paperwork for their flood insurance settlements. 

FEMA recently announced that it had extended the deadline for filing proof-of-loss claims for a second time.  The new deadline is April 28, 2014.

“I am pleased that FEMA has listened to our concerns and taken action to extend the deadline to file NFIP claims,” said Congressman Runyan.  “Many of my constituents have informed me that they only discovered significant damages after rebuilding had begun, and the deadline to apply for claims had passed.  This decision will allow them to submit claims and help them get back on their feet.  While I am pleased about this decision, I am still deeply concerned that October 1st has come and gone without addressing skyrocketing NFIP rates.  I will continue to fight for a delay in the rate increases.”

Last week, Congressman Runyan joined a bipartisan group of Senators and Members of Congress from New York and New Jersey in sending a letter to FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, arguing that many of their constituents are only just starting the recovery process and need more time to complete the paperwork.

To read the full letter that was sent to Administrator Fugate, please click on the attachment below.