The Mississippi Insurance Department (MID) continues to assist neighbors who have experienced flooding from the Pearl River. If you have an insurance related question, call your agent or call the Mississippi Insurance Department at 1-800-562-2957 or email consumer@mid.ms.gov

If you experienced flooding, file an insurance claim as soon as possible. Once it is safe to return to your property, document any damage with photos and videos. You should also prepare a list of damaged items in your home and photograph those items as well. The Federal Emergency Management Agency outlines how to file a flood insurance claim here.

At last check, there were more than 62,500 flood policies in force in Mississippi. In the area affected by Pearl River flooding, there are more than 7,700 flood insurance policies in force. The following table shows the policy count and total coverage by county.

COUNTY POLICY COUNT TOTAL COVERAGE (IN THOUSANDS)
HINDS 4,062 868,817.50
RANKIN 2,143 596,428.00
PEARL RIVER 928 214,580.50
MARION 267 48,934.30
SIMPSON 108 16,274.60
LAWRENCE 71 11,790.70
NESHOBA 61 13,862.20
COPIAH 43 8,349.80
LEAKE 26 3,673.70
JEFFERSON DAVIS 5 1,025.00
TOTAL 7,714 1,783,736.30

Policies and coverage totals are also broken down by municipality in the table below. These numbers are included in the county totals.

COMMUNITY POLICY COUNT TOTAL COVERAGE (IN THOUSANDS)
CARTHAGE 9 814.70
COLUMBIA 128 25,657.90
FLOWOOD 471 188,955.50
JACKSON 3,526 745,000.10
MONTICELLO 24 4,877.70
PEARL 418 81,878.60
PHILADELPHIA 45 10,092.70
PICAYUNE 233 54,532.30
TOTAL 4,854 1,111,809.50

 

Commissioner of Insurance Mike Chaney Press Release

2/19/2020