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PIA Alert: Flood Insurance Program to Expire Again On June 1

Efforts to extend the program past its May 31, 2010 scheduled expiration collapsed in the Senate Thursday night when Majority Leader Harry Reid announced...
May 28, 2010

For the fourth time in the past year, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will lapse because Congress has not voted to reauthorize it.

Efforts to extend the program past its May 31, 2010 scheduled expiration collapsed in the Senate Thursday night when Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that there would not be a vote taken on legislation to extend the NFIP and other programs until the week of June 7. That means the Senate will adjourn for the Memorial Day recess without taking action needed to extend the NFIP.

As a result, the National Flood Insurance Program will lapse at 12:01 a.m., June 1 - the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season!

While no new policies can be issued during a lapse in NFIP authorization, consumers with current flood insurance policies remain covered. Claims payments are not affected.

The NFIP issued this guidance bulletin (PDF) on May 28, 2010. 

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