On-Demand Program: Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey: Disaster Assistance

The Practising Law institute is offering a free on-demand one-hour briefing entitled Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey: Disaster Assistance recorded from the original briefing offered on September 2017 in New York.

Historic rainfall and devastating destruction has left many in dire need of assistance. Register now for PLI’s On-Demand One-Hour Briefing and learn what resources are available and how you can help. Information provided in this program will in large part also be applicable to victims of Hurricane Irma as well. 

Lecture Topics  [01:06:50]

Expert faculty from FEMA and Southeast Louisiana Legal Services will address:

  • An overview of federal disaster assistance
  • Eligibility criteria for the Individual and Household’s Program
  • Broad overview of the National Flood Insurance Program
  • Sale of flood insurance
  • Mapping flood hazards
  • Floodplain management
  • Flood mitigation assistance
  • Understanding the Standard Flood Insurance Policy (SFIP) and claims
  • Terms and conditions in the SFIP
  • Proof of Loss and timelines for filing claims –building and contents
  • When experts are needed
  • Appeal and judicial review regarding a denial of a flood insurance claim
  • How to appeal a claim
  • Filing suit
  • Most common reasons for FEMA denials
  • Practice tips to help survivors overcome FEMA denials


  • Mary Ellen Martinet ~ Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Barbara Montoya ~ Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Benjamin Rajotte ~ Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Laura Tuggle ~ Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

Presentation Materials, Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey: Disaster Assistance and Appealing EMA IHP Decisions, will be available to those attending the briefing on-demand.

One hour of substantive Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education distance learning credit is available for this program.

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