News : FEMA Offering Flood Help through Call Center
McAllen, TX, USA, July 7, 2015 -- Flood insurance claims aren’t the easiest to file. Knowing this, FEMA is offering help to Texas residents.
The Federal Emergency Management agency’s national flood insurance program is assisting policyholders through a call center.
Center representatives will be available to answer any questions regarding flood insurance claims, how to file them and which documents you will need when filing.
The call service is open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.
You can reach them at 800-621-3362.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security, initially created by Presidential Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1978 and implemented by two Executive Orders on April 1, 1979. The agency's primary purpose is to coordinate the response to a disaster that has occurred in the United States and that overwhelms the resources of local and state authorities. The governor of the state in which the disaster occurs must declare a state of emergency and formally request from the president that FEMA and the federal government respond to the disaster. FEMA also provides these services for territories of the United States, such as Puerto Rico. The only exception to the state's gubernatorial declaration requirement occurs when an emergency and/or disaster takes place on federal property or to a federal asset, for example, the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, or the Space Shuttle Columbia in the 2003 return-flight disaster.
Published: Thursday, July 9, 2015