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Storm Disaster Resources

The federal crop insurance program is designed to provide robust and reliable farm safety net, regardless the size and scope of weather disasters. The Risk Management Agency (RMA) works closely with the Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs) who sell and service the policies that producers purchase, and this commitment to customer service provides efficient loss adjustment and claims payments, even in times of major disasters like Irma and Harvey. In anticipation of flooding due to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the Risk Management Agency has taken several proactive steps to ensure the efficient and reliable delivery of the crop insurance program.

Resources for Producers

  • Producers with coverage through the RMA administered federal crop insurance program should contact their crop insurance agent for issues regarding filing claims. Those who purchased crop insurance will be paid for covered losses. Producers should report crop damage within 72 hours of damage discovery and follow up in writing within 15 days. The Approved Insurance Providers, loss adjusters and agents are experienced and well trained in handling these types of events.
  • As part of its commitment to delivering excellent customer service, RMA is working closely with AIPs that sell and service crop insurance policies to ensure enough loss adjusters will be available to process claims in the affected areas as quickly as possible.

Please refer to the pages below for specific information about each hurricane:

Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Harvey

Natural Disasters and Crop Insurance Fact Sheet

USDA Hurricane Resources

U.S. Government-Wide Hurricane Resources