According to FEMA the National Flood Insurance Program is no longer in effect. See the post from the FEMA website below and on this link:
"The NFIP will not be reauthorized by Congress by midnight of May 31, 2010. Therefore, the Program will experience a hiatus – a period without authority to:
- issue new policies for which application and premium payment dates are on or after June 1, 2010, or
- issue increased coverage on existing policies for which endorsement and premium payment dates are on or after June 1, 2010, or
- issue renewal policies for which the renewal premium is received by the company on or after June 1, 2010, and after the end of the 30-day renewal grace period, until Congress reauthorizes the Program.
While awaiting Congressional reauthorization, FEMA is issuing the guidance contained in the attached bulletin (PDF 92KB, TXT 21KB). Within this bulletin, is a set of Frequently Asked Questions concerning NFIP authorization to help you in communicating with your insurance agents and policyholders.
The hiatus period is expected to end soon. We will inform you when the NFIP is again authorized to sell new policies, issue increase coverage on existing policies, or issue renewal policies."
If you currently own real property in or around an insurable flood zone you should contact your insurance carrier to determine what sort of coverage you now have, especially in light of the fact that hurricane season is about to commence !