Cassidy, Kennedy introduce bill to extend national flood insurance program for Louisiana

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People walk up a street flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, in Jean Lafitte, La. Louisiana residents still reeling from flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Ida are scrambling for food, gas, water and relief from the oppressive heat. (AP Photo/John Locher)

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. and (R-LA) John Kennedy (R-LA) introduced the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Extension Act of 2021 to extend the program for one year. Without the extension, NFIP will expire at the end of this month.

“We cannot let flood insurance expire as Louisianans are dealing with flooding from Hurricane Ida,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This extension ensures those who flood will have support to recover as we continue working to make NFIP more affordable and accessible.”

More than 5 million families and businesses depend on the NFIP, including roughly 500,000 in Louisiana.

If the extension is granted, the new expiration date for the program will be Sept. 30, 2022.

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