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Petition seeks more time to file Hurricane Matthew-related flood insurance claims

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A plaintiff’s attorney has launched a petition drive urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency to extend the deadline for homeowners to document proof of loss with the National Flood Insurance Program. Thomas Young, of the Law Office of Thomas Young in Tampa, wants the feds to extend the existing 60-day deadline by another 60 days — for a total 120. He posted his petition Monday at WhiteHouse.gov, saying FEMA often issues extensions, giving homeowners and small businesses more time to complete the paperwork. “As recently as…

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