FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which once again faced expiration today, has been extended through December 16.
House and Senate appropriators took steps to extend Friday’s deadline by tying a continuing resolution to the H.R. 2112 minibus appropriations bill to fund government operations, which includes funding for the NFIP. The extension allows FEMA to issue new flood insurance policies through December 16.
If the extension had not passed, 20,000 communities across the United States would have found find themselves in flux regarding flood insurance, protection against flood losses and disaster assistance through the Federal Government.