U.S. flood insurance program received 35,000 claims as of noon Wednesday


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The government-run U.S. flood insurance program had already received 35,000 claims as of noon on Wednesday as a result of catastrophic flooding in Texas, according to the program's director.

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"This is a very fast clip for them to move," said Roy Wright, deputy associate administrator for insurance and mitigation at the Federal Emergency Management Agency who runs the flood insurance program.

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(Reporting by Julia Harte. Writing by Ginger Gibson.; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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