WASHINGTON D.C. - September 24, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, U.S. Congressman Charlie Melancon (LA-03) supported extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for one year, through September 30, 2011. 500,000 Louisianians depend on the federal program to protect their homes and businesses. Congressman Melancon worked to pass a five-year extension of the flood insurance program in the House of Representatives last July. Unfortunately, the Senate failed to act on the five-year extension bill. The one-year extension passed by the House today will prevent the flood insurance program from expiring next week.