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“Most people think of tropical storm flooding as being confined to coastal areas, but the recent flooding in Tennessee and North Carolina shows that inland flooding from hurricanes and tropical storm systems can be just as devastating to people living far away from coastlines,” says David I. Maurstad, of FEMA. (Credit: Rico Löb/stock.adobe.com) “Most people think of tropical storm flooding as being confined to coastal areas, but the recent flooding in Tennessee and North Carolina shows that inland flooding from hurricanes and tropical storm systems can be just as devastating to people living far away from coastlines,” says David I. Maurstad, of FEMA. (Credit: Rico Löb/stock.adobe.com)

With Hurricane Ida leaving a trail of destruction in numerous states, many insureds are struggling to pick up the pieces as the insurance industry contemplates what it can do to help see insureds through.

Aiming to gain some insights into these issues and more, PropertyCasualty360.com queried David I. Maurstad, senior executive of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and deputy associate administrator for federal insurance and mitigation at the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA).

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