National Flood Insurance Program

Desiree D'Iorio / WSHU

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York wants to amend and extend the National Flood Insurance Program before it expires on September 30.

David J. Phillip / AP

New York Senator Chuck Schumer was on Long Island Monday advocating for Congress to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program, which he calls a much needed safety net.

Charles Lane / WSHU

Five years later, homeowners on the East Coast are still recovering from Superstorm Sandy. Even those with insurance are still struggling to get money to rebuild. That’s because thousands of them were systemically underpaid by their insurance companies. 

Matthew Schuerman / WNYC

Everything looked fine from the outside when Fran Adelson returned to her house the morning after Sandy hit in October 2012. Then she opened the front door.

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., will push bipartisan legislation to make flood insurance more affordable. The legislation comes right as the short-term flood insurance extension is set to expire in December.