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File claims with insurance company, report problems to fraud tip lines

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Concerned about fraud? Here's who to call.

Flagler County residents who sustained damages from Hurricane Irma still need to file claims with their local insurance companies even if they intend to file for FEMA’s individual assistance.

“People still need to go through their regular insurance companies, as FEMA provides for needs that are unmet by insurance,” Flagler County Public Safety Emergency Manager Steve Garten said in a county government news release. “Take plenty of pictures. That will help you through this process.”

Concerns about insurance representatives should be directed to one of the following numbers:

  • Florida Department of Financial Services, 877-693-5336
  • Fraud Tip Hotline, 800-378-0445
  • Arson Tip Hotline, 877-662-7766
  • Public Assistance Fraud, 866-762-2237
  • Unclaimed Property, 888-258-2253

Additionally, Flagler officials urge residents to use caution when hiring for services and contractors. Contractors must be registered with Contractor Licensing to work in Flagler County. Proof of License and Liability Insurance is required.

For information, call Flagler County’s Contractor Licensing Department at 386-313-4076. 

Check for current information on Flagler County’s website flaglercounty.org, or tune into the county’s partner radio station WNZF, 1550 am, 106.3 fm, KIX fm 98.7, which regularly provides updates during its programing. Follow “Flagler County Government” or “Flagler County Emergency Management" on Facebook or Twitter. The county’s social media team will provide updates through these official accounts:

  • Facebook.com/FlaglerCountyGovernment
  • Facebook.com/FlaglerEOC
  • Twitter.com/FlaglerCtyGov
  • Twitter.com/FlaglerEM
  • Flagler TV Spectrum Channel 492

 

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