We won! Thanks to the feedback and information, FEMA has reversed course and the NFIP is open again for business!

Below is the email I received from FEMA just minutes ago; 

“From: Deputy-Associate-Administrator-for-Insurance-and-Mitigation <deputy-associate-administrator-for-ins-and-mit@fema.dhs.gov
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2018 6:17 PM
Subject: Important Update on Lapse of Appropriation for the NFIP
Importance: High

On December 26, 2018, FEMA informed you that due to a lapse in annual appropriation the NFIP may not sell new insurance policies, renew existing policies, or make monetary endorsements on existing policies. Effective immediately, this guidance is rescinded and NFIP Insurers may resume the sale, renewal, and monetary endorsements for flood insurance policies. 

Please treat the program as operational since December 21, 2018 without interruption. 

We appreciate your support, understanding, and patience these past few days.

David I. Maurstad

Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation
FIMA | FEMA | DHS | 400 C Street SW | Washington, DC | 20472