Free PLI Webcast - Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey: Disaster Assistance


The Practicing Law Institute will offer a free, one-hour briefing called the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey: Disaster Assistance. 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 claim
  • 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

The program will be webcast on Thursday, September 7 at 3:00 pm Central time. Registration is free and includes a downloadable course handbook, which will be available prior to the program for your review. This program is approved for one-hour of general CLE credit in Texas. For details and to register, please visit the PLI website.