JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith said she will push for passage of legislation to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) before it expires on September 30.
The senator is an original cosponsor of the NFIP Extension Act of 2021 (S.2724), which would extend the program through Sept. 30, 2022.
“Without a long-term reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program in place, it is critical that we extend this program for people in Mississippi and around the country who rely on this coverage to protect their homes and businesses,” Hyde-Smith said. “In the midst of an active hurricane season, it would be irresponsible for Congress to let this program lapse.”
More than 60,000 Mississippians use the program, which is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).