Louisiana and Florida have suffered severe flood disasters. A second disaster may occur if the Federal Government does not extend the 60-day time limit for filing flood insurance claim forms and a National Flood Insurance Proof of Loss.

This is an absurd and anti-consumer regulation that should be changed by Congress. It also smacks of government indifference by not routinely giving extensions immediately following significant flood losses.

I have been on a number of radio shows this week warning people of this 60-day requirement. I also noticed that Insurance Journal ran a story on Thursday stating the Louisiana Insurance Commissioner was calling for an extension.

Hopefully, our federal representatives will help convince those running the National Flood Program to immediately grant a significant extension.