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CFO Jimmy Patronis Provides Recovery Resources Ahead of Tropical Storm Fred


For Immediate Release: Monday, August 16, 2021
Contact: Office of Communications,, 850.413.2842
CFO Jimmy Patronis Provides Recovery Resources Ahead of Tropical Storm Fred

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— As Tropical Storm Fred is expected to make landfall later today in the Panhandle, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis is providing important information and resources for those who have coverage through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Tropical Storm Fred is expected to bring heay rainfall and possible storm surge and flooding along portions of the coast of the Florida Panhandle and the Big Bend region and it’s vital that residents know who to turn to after the rain ends and the rebuilding begins. After you’ve ensured it’s safe to reenter your home and property, document damage and call your insurance company to file a claim immediately. If homeowners are experiencing insurance related issues, call my insurance consumer helpline toll-free for assistance at 1-877-MY-FL-CFO (693-5236) or get assistance online at”

Managed by FEMA, NFIP offers flood insurance to help mitigate the impact of flooding on businesses, property owners and renters. For individuals that have flood insurance policies through FEMA and its federal flood insurance program, the Department encourages consumers to reach out to their insurance agents for more information about filing a claim. Consumers may also reach FEMA directly at 1-800-621-3362.

Important Storm Recovery Tips and Resources from FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program:

General information on the NFIP

• NFIP Claims Handbook
• Build Back Safer & Stronger
• Salvaging Water-Damaged Family Valuables and Heirlooms
• Reducing Future Flood Damage 
Please visit for storm recovery resources and information on the flood claims process.

About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).