Claims News Service, March 2, 12:59 p.m. EST — Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance George Dale recently announced the suspension of the 180-day deadline for making repairs or providing notification of intent to make a claim for additional liability as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

Dale’s statement came on the six-month anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Aware of the shortage of building materials, contractors, and construction workers, he extended the deadline until further notice. According to his office, six months proved to be insufficient for policyholders who were required to have their claims filed and repairs made, and those required to file the claim and notify the insurance company of any intent to make a claim for additional liability.

With regards to the deadline suspension, Dale urged policyholders to be diligent with filing their claims and making necessary repairs.