FEMA pays out $3.5M in federal flood policy claims from Ian

Hurricane Ian’s massive storm surge and heavy rains resulted in rampant flooding throughout Florida, especially on its southwest coast, and one week after it hit, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has paid out $3.5 million in flood claims.

The payments to residents with National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies will grow as more damage from Ian is assessed in the weeks and months ahead. So far, FEMA, which administers the NFIP, has received 25,000 claims.

“We know that rebuilding after a flood can be difficult,” said David Maurstad, senior executive of the NFIP. “We want to remove as many obstacles

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