With commercials on TV urging to get Flood Insurance, Congress still has not passed National Flood Insurance Program
I assume we all know that the 2010 hurricane season has started. Tropical Storm Alex in the Western Gulf of Mexico is proof of that as the storm is predicted to turn into a hurricane. People who live along the coast are bracing for what reportedly is going to be a tough season. Most people who live in flood prone areas have flood insurance, a safety net between them and loss caused by rising waters. If you are about to purchase a new home and it is within a flood prone area, you are required to have flood insurance, or you won’t be able to finance the property.
Remember the article a few weeks back where we talked about the national flood insurance program and how it had come to a stop because congress had not renewed it? Remember we talked about how hard could it be to just simply vote to extend this important program? Remember how we all thought it was crazy for congress to go on holiday without extending it? Well guess what?
The program expired on last May 31st. It was dead in the water then, no pun intended, well it is STILL dead in the water. It has not been extended yet.
Folks, may I ask just one simple question here? What in the hell are they thinking on Capital Hill???? Are they that busy to ignore something as important to millions of Americans as national flood insurance? What is going to happen to the folks along the South Texas coast who may be hit with this hurricane in the next few days, are they going to be covered? I bet you a dollar to a Twinkie if it isn’t extended, they won’t be covered. I can tell you something else as well, November will be real easy for me at the voting booth. I am sick of this nonchalant, careless approach to people’s lives and livelihoods.