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FEMA FINALLY RELEASES THE REVISED SFHDF

On September 30, 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released the revised Standard Flood Hazard Determination Form (SFHDF). The previous version of the form expired on October 31, 2018. The revised form is difficult to open. It requires the most current version of Adobe or similar software.

FLOOD INSURANCE FUNDING CONTINUED

On September 30, 2021, Congress passed a last-minute, short-term funding measure, averting a government shutdown that would have curtained most Federal operations, including the National Flood Insurance Program. The house approved the measure that continues funding until December 3, 2021 in the morning, the senate took action in the afternoon, and President Biden signed the bill that evening.

NFIP CONTINUED

In the early hours of October 1, 2020, the President signed H.R. 8337, which, among other provisions, extends the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for a year until September 30, 2021. While the NFIP expired for an hour, the operations of the program were not disrupted.

INTERAGENCY FLOOD FAQS

On June 26, 2020 the Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the National Credit Union Administration (collectively the Agencies) released proposed new and revised Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Flood Insurance (FAQs). The FAQs have not been updated since 2011, which is gross incompetence on the part of the Agencies. Since the last revisions Congress has passed the Biggert-Waters Act and the Affordability Act, […]

FLOOD INSURANCE COMPLIANCE IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS

On May 6, 2020 the Federal Reserve Board issued Consumer Affairs letter CA 20-7 on the topic of Flood Insurance Compliance in Response to the Coronavirus. On March 9, the Federal Reserve Board and the other federal financial institution regulatory agencies and state bank regulators issued a statement to encourage financial institutions to meet the financial services needs of their customers and members in areas affected by the coronavirus.Since that time, the Federal Reserve Board […]