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PIA Special Update - Instructions for Potential Lapse in NFIP

On February 25, 2010, the federal government issued instructions about what to do in the event of a lapse in authority for the National Flood...
February 26, 2010

On February 25, 2010, the federal government issued instructions about what to do in the event of a lapse in authority for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

We strongly recommend that you review these instructions now, due to the fact that the latest NFIP authorization will expire on February 28, if not extended by Congress.

In a memo, FEMA states that  "an extension of the Program will likely occur" before the deadline, but if not, "the program will not be allowed to operate and you are to be guided by Bulletin W-09068, issued October 27, 2009, and titled 'Recommendations/Guidance for Possible NFIP Authority Lapse and Hiatus.'"

In addition, we are providing a link below to some practice suggestions issued by PIA the last time that a lapse was near, in October of last year.

FEMA Memo on NFIP (2/25/10)

FEMA Guidance for Possible NFIP Authority Lapse (reissued 2/25/10)

PIA National Overview and Practice Suggestions (10/28/09)

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