Louisiana’s U.S. Senators are being proactive this hurricane season.

Hurricane season has Sen. John Kennedy and Sen. Bill Cassidy, M.D. pushing for a six-month extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

The current NFIP is due to expire on July 31.

The Senators submitted an amendment to the Senate Farm Bill for the six-month extension. They also introduced a standalone bill focused on extending the NFIP.

Flood insurance is vital to the state, especially during hurricane season. “Louisiana families depend on the National Flood Insurance Program for peace of mind and recovery after disaster,” Cassidy said.

On the Senate floor Kennedy spoke of the importance of NFIP, addressing the state and the entire nation. “We cannot afford to let down the many Americans who depend on the National Flood Insurance Program for protection against natural disasters,” Kennedy said. “Did I mention that we are in the middle of hurricane season?”