During the end of September, Congress extended the National Flood Insurance Program for another few months, through November 21, 2019. As the NFIP was set to expire at the end of day on September 30, 2019, this new extension marks the thirteenth temporary extension of the flood program within the last few years. As we have noted before, this large number of temporary extensions signal a desire by Congress to make long-term changes to the program. In fact, Congress has been working on a bipartisan 5 year extension, but have yet to come to an agreement on what that extension would look like. As you have already probably noted, these continued short term extensions are nothing more than kicking the can a bit further down the road until a more substantial change is made - which, of course, could lead to more flood rule changes in the future.
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