National Flood Insurance Program

Charles Lane / WSHU

In a gutted house in Bellaire, Texas, Sean Westerling and his helper measure everything –  closets, doorways, windows.

“You need to get the serial number off this freezer,” Westerling says.

FEMA wants serial numbers to make sure taxpayers didn't already pay for appliances in the last storm.

Carolyn Kaster / AP

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is calling on Congress to prevent a lapse in the National Flood Insurance Program, which covers tens of thousands of homeowners in the region, and is set to expire by the end of September.

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Jason DeCrow / AP

On Monday the Federal Emergency Management Agency said it's overhauling its flood insurance claims appeals process so homeowners can deal directly with FEMA officials rather than having to fight insurance companies. 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is allowing more than 140,000 victims to review claims if they feel insurance companies shortchanged them.

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