On Wednesday, June 27, CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis directed his Division of Risk Management to send adjusters to Eastpoint to assist residents with filing a partial settlement claim for up to $5,000 per household. These funds are for emergency living expenses such as temporary housing, clothing, food or pet care. Members from Representative Halsey Beshears and Senator Bill Montford’s office are also providing assistance to residents as they navigate the claims-filing process.
As of Thursday, June 28, at 6 p.m.:
A total of 56 claims have been filed by members of the Eastpoint community. Additional claims are anticipated and additional updates will provided as response efforts continue.
CFO Patronis’ Division of Risk Management, along with assistance from Representative Beshears and Senator Montford’s office, will continue to have a team of adjusters available in Eastpoint on Friday, June 29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They will be stationed at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office located at 270 FL-65, Eastpoint, Florida. Residents should bring proof of residency such as a driver license, utility bill or other bills. Those who cannot attend on June 29 are asked to call the Division of Risk Management at 850.413.3122 for assistance.
CFO Jimmy Patronis’ Division of Risk Management is responsible for the management of claims reported by or against state agencies and universities for coverage. Statute Reference: Florida Statute 768.28(5).